Certified Occupational Therapist (COT) Salary

Median pay for Certified Occupational Therapists in the United States is around $29.13 per hour. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Certified Occupational Therapists is extremely high. Female Certified Occupational Therapists make up most of the survey respondents at 75 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$41,179 - $83,191
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MEDIAN: $53,000
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$21.20 - $44.85
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$0$86K
Salary $41,179 - $83,191
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$43,792 - $86,395
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 12
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $21.20 - $44.85
Annual Data $0$86K
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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$43,792 - $86,395
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 15

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Job Description for Certified Occupational Therapist (COT)

  • 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
  • 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.
  • Select and recommend activities that will help individuals learn work and life-management skills consistent with their needs and capabilities.

Certified Occupational Therapist (COT) Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Occupational Therapist (COT)

Pay by Experience for a Certified Occupational Therapist (COT) has a positive trend. An entry-level Certified Occupational Therapist (COT) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 25 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Certified Occupational Therapist (COT) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 10 salaries. An experienced Certified Occupational Therapist (COT) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 12 salaries. A Certified Occupational Therapist (COT) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 13 salaries.

Key Stats for Certified Occupational Therapist (COT)

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
26%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Certified Occupational Therapist (COT) Salaries

Experienced
▲17%

Late-Career
▲2%

National Average
$59,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
26%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 8%
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