A School-Based Occupational Therapist earns an average salary of $53,166 per year.
School-Based Occupational Therapist Total Pay (?
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$40,168 - $70,583
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MEDIAN: $53,166
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School-Based Occupational Therapist Total Pay (?
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$27.30 - $63.10
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63
MEDIAN: $40
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$40,168 - $70,583  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,466  
Total Pay (?
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$42,268 - $97,009  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 560
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$27.30 - $63.10  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $67.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,466  
   
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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$42,268 - $97,009  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 560
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Job Description for School-Based Occupational Therapist
As the field of special education evolves, it is becoming better understood how to evaluate the skills of special needs students; as such, schools are increasingly taking steps to help special needs students with their unique learning challenges and in obtaining necessary skills. School-based occupational therapists focus on two primary areas: assisting special needs students get the most out of their education through various programs and preparing students to lead productive and independent lives by helping them learn vital personal and self-maintenance skills; when possible, these therapists also help students learn skills that will help them find a job after they complete their education. This position requires direct interaction with the students, as well as the development and implementation of educational plans with instructors, administrators, and parents.
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School-Based 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.
Pay by Experience Level for School-Based Occupational Therapist
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
National Average
$59,000
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Chicago
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Experience Affects School-Based Occupational Therapist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%
Experienced
up arrow 7%
National Average
$59,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 5%
Entry-Level
up arrow 9%
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Gender
Female
97%
female alumni
 
Male
3%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
17%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 31%
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