Average Occupational Therapist (OT) Salary in Australia

AU$63,986
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AU$4,913
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AU$1,950
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The average salary for an Occupational Therapist (OT) in Australia is AU$63,986.
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A$53k
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A$64k
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A$82k
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AU$53k - AU$82k
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What Do Occupational Therapist (OT)s Do?

Popular Employer Salaries for Occupational Therapist (OT)

The top respondents for the job title Occupational Therapist (OT) are from the companies IPAR Rehabilitation, NSW Health and NSW Health. Reported salaries are highest at NSW Health where the average pay is AU$67,000. IPAR Rehabilitation pays the lowest at around AU$61,343.

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What Are Popular Skills for Occupational Therapist (OT)s?

Skills in Rehabilitation, Geriatrics, Elder Care and Home Health/Home Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Pediatrics.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Occupational Therapist (OT)s?

An entry-level Occupational Therapist (OT) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$59,992 based on 170 salaries. An early career Occupational Therapist (OT) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$63,379 based on 677 salaries. A mid-career Occupational Therapist (OT) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$72,501 based on 201 salaries. An experienced Occupational Therapist (OT) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$78,341 based on 104 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$81,559.
Employees with Occupational Therapist (OT) in their job title in Newcastle, New South Wales earn an average of 4.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Melbourne, Victoria (4.3% more) and Perth, Western Australia (3.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Geelong, Victoria (5.2% less), Sydney, New South Wales (0.6% less) and Adelaide, South Australia (0.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,209 survey responses.
Entry Level
14.1%
Early Career
56.0%
Mid Career
16.6%
Experienced
8.6%
Late Career
4.7%

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