Senior Occupational Therapist Salary (United States)

A Senior Occupational Therapist earns an average wage of $38.73 per hour. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Senior Occupational Therapist Salary (?
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$59,754 - $94,903
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MEDIAN: $77,011
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Senior Occupational Therapist Salary (?
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$31.87 - $47.09
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MEDIAN: $38.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$59,754 - $94,903  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,894  
Total Pay (?
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$62,500 - $98,163  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 116
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$31.87 - $47.09  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $65.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,894  
   
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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$62,500 - $98,163  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 118
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Job Description for Senior Occupational Therapist

Positions as a senior occupational therapist are available in a wide variety of locations, ranging from government departments to senior living homes. Many of these positions require a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy. Most require relevant experience in a similar environment, in addition to certifications. Most commonly, this includes the National Certification Examination for Registered Occupational Therapists, although requirements vary by position and location.
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Senior 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 Senior Occupational Therapist Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$79,000
Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Senior Occupational Therapist Salaries

Geriatrics
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Rehabilitation
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National Average
$79,000
Pediatrics
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
88%
female alumni
 
Male
13%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
51%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 15%
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