The average salary for an Occupational Therapist (OT) in Canada is C$62,202.
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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. The occupationa…Read more
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Popular Skills for Occupational Therapist (OT)
Home Health/Home Care
Return to Work
Skills in Rehabilitation, Pediatrics, Home Health/Home Care, Return to Work and Geriatrics are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Occupational Therapist (OT)
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 C$57,272 based on 57 salaries. An early career Occupational Therapist (OT) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$61,253 based on 225 salaries. A mid-career Occupational Therapist (OT) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$69,468 based on 85 salaries. An experienced Occupational Therapist (OT) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$72,275 based on 65 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$79,047.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Occupational Therapist (OT) in their job title in Edmonton, Alberta earn an average of 11.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Calgary, Alberta (9.9% more) and Vancouver, British Columbia (5.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Halifax, Nova Scotia (11.5% less), London, Ontario (2.7% less) and Toronto, Ontario (1.2% less).
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