AU$61,729
Avg. Salary
AU$33.96
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

AU$6,033

Bonus

AU$1,972

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Occupational Therapist (OT) is AU$33.96 per hour.

The average pay for an Occupational Therapist (OT) is AU$61,729 per year.

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AU$26.34
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MEDIAN AU$61,729
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MEDIAN: AU$61,729
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AU$0AU$87K
Salary AU$49,749 - AU$80,471
Bonus AU$259 - AU$10,093
Profit Sharing AU$1,972
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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AU$51,033 - AU$87,414
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 15 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 644
Hourly Data AU$0AU$54
Hourly Rate AU$26.34 - AU$46.78
Overtime AU$20.13 - AU$54.63
Annual Data AU$0AU$87K
Bonus AU$259 - AU$10,093
Profit Sharing AU$1,972
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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AU$51,033 - AU$87,414
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 15 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 394

Job Description for Occupational Therapist (OT)

An occupational therapist helps people gain better functioning of their bodies so that daily activities can be performed better. The occupational therapist will perform an evaluation of a patient’s abilities. Then goals can be planned, according to the needs and wants of the client and the client’s family. The goals may be modified over time, according to the patient’s progress. It is important to evaluate each patient differently and to provide continuous progress evaluations.

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Occupational Therapist (OT) Tasks
  • Help clients improve decision making, abstract reasoning, memory, sequencing, coordination and perceptual skills using computer programs
  • Consult with rehabilitation team to select activity programs and coordinate with other therapeutic activities
  • Test and evaluate patients' physical and mental abilities and analyze medical data to determine rehabilitation goals for patient.
  • Record prognosis, treatment, response and progress in patient's chart or computer database.
  • Consult with rehabilitation team to select activity programs and coordinate with other therapeutic activities.

Occupational Therapist (OT) Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Occupational Therapist (OT)

Pay by Experience for an Occupational Therapist (OT) has a positive trend. An entry-level Occupational Therapist (OT) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$62,000 based on 416 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Occupational Therapist (OT) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$73,000 based on 138 salaries. An experienced Occupational Therapist (OT) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$80,000 based on 91 salaries. An Occupational Therapist (OT) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$84,000 based on 37 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$64,851

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Occupational Therapist (OT) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Occupational Therapist (OT)?

Occupational Therapist (OT) in Melbourne:
"Great!"
Pros: Working autonomously in a supportive environment with many learning and development opportunities
Cons: Nothing

Occupational Therapist (OT) in Gold Coast:
"Good."
Pros: Location
Cons: Over populated

Occupational Therapist (OT) in Charlestown:
"Consistent."
Pros: Close to home and working in a team
Cons: Not enough admin time

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Key Stats for Occupational Therapist (OT)

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Occupational Therapist (OT) Salaries

▲29%

▲24%

▲13%

National Average
AU$65,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Occupational Therapist (OT) Salaries




▼0%


National Average
AU$65,000


Elder Care
▼3%

paediatric
▼3%

▼7%

▼11%

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 6%
dental benefits
Dental: 2%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 93%