What am I worth?
Get a free salary report »
What should I pay?
Pay the right way »

Senior Occupational Therapist Salary

Senior Occupational Therapists in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with over four-fifths bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $79K annually on average but can range from $64K to $99K per year. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 84 percent of Senior Occupational Therapists are female. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A strong majority enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to about one-half.

$60,461 - $93,772
(Median)
$60K
$79K
$94K
MEDIAN: $78,545
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$32.76 - $48.61
(Median)
$33
$40
$49
MEDIAN: $39.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$60,461 - $93,772  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,978  
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).
)
$63,571 - $99,099  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 128
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$32.76 - $48.61  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $66.89  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,978  
   
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).
)
$63,571 - $99,099  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 108
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

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.

Read More...

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.

Common Career Paths for Senior Occupational Therapist


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


Many Senior Occupational Therapists move into Registered Occupational Therapist roles. Registered Occupational Therapists seem to make a little less than Senior Occupational Therapists as their salaries average out to $70K a year.

Occupational Therapist (OT) Job Listings

Search for more jobs:


Survey takers who work as Senior Occupational Therapists usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Certified Hand Therapist, Geriatrics, Rehabilitation, and Pediatrics are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Pediatrics. Rehabilitation is a skill commonly found among those who know Geriatrics.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Senior Occupational Therapist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 2%


National Average
$81,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Skills That Affect Senior Occupational Therapist Salaries

Certified Hand Therapist (CHT)
up arrow 6%

Geriatrics
up arrow 2%

Rehabilitation
up arrow 2%

National Average
$81,000

Pediatrics
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
51%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 17%
ADVERTISEMENT