Registered Occupational Therapist Salary

A Registered Occupational Therapist earns an average wage of $36.00 per hour.
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$48,258 - $83,599
(Median)
$48K
$63K
$84K
MEDIAN: $62,926
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$27.81 - $46.84
(Median)
$28
$36
$47
MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$48,258 - $83,599  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,990  
Total Pay (?
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$53,260 - $94,457  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 569
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$27.81 - $46.84  
   
Overtime
$27.13 - $67.45  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,990  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$53,260 - $94,457  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,028

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Job Description for Registered Occupational Therapist

A registered occupational therapist performs occupational therapy treatments for a variety of clients, from very young children to the elderly to individuals with developmental delays and/or severe injuries. Aside from the actual therapy, registered occupational therapists perform evaluations on sensory motor, neuromuscular, and cognitive activities to determine the level of care needed. They also supervise occupational therapy assistants.

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Registered Occupational Therapist Tasks

  • Test and evaluate patients' physical and mental abilities and analyze medical data to determine rehabilitation goals for patient.
  • Help clients improve decision making, abstract reasoning, memory, sequencing, coordination and perceptual skills using computer programs.
  • Select and recommend activities that will help individuals learn work and life-management skills consistent with their needs and capabilities.
  • Consult with rehabilitation team to select activity programs and coordinate with other therapeutic activities.
  • Record prognosis, treatment, response and progress in patient's chart or computer database.

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Experience Affects Registered Occupational Therapist Salaries




National Average
$72,000


Skills That Affect Registered Occupational Therapist Salaries




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$72,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 232 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 23%