Average Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) Hourly Pay

$26.33
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$814
Bonus
$500
Commission
$600
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The average hourly pay for a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) is $26.33.
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$20.06
10%
$26.33
50%
$34.74
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MEDIAN $26.33
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Hourly Rate
$20 - $35
Bonus
$97 - $3,024
Profit Sharing
$300 - $2,575
Commission
$0 - $500
Total Pay
$40,514 - $72,007

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Job Description for Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA)

The top respondents for the job title Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) are from the companies RehabCare, Aegis Therapies, Inc. and Select Rehabilitation, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Select Rehabilitation, Inc. where the average pay is $27.62. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Genesis HealthCare and Kindred Healthcare, earning around $27.60 and $27.17, respectively. Aegis Therapies, Inc. pays the lowest at around $25.49. Genesis Rehab Services and HCR ManorCare also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $25.63 and $25.75, respectively.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA)
Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)
Rehabilitation Director
Occupational Therapist Assistant
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA)

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

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA)

An entry-level Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $24.55 based on 1,059 salaries. An early career Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.38 based on 3,563 salaries. A mid-career Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $27.29 based on 1,548 salaries. An experienced Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $29.04 based on 1,401 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $30.
Employees with Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 21.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (14.6% more) and Dallas, Texas (14.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (15.9% less), St. Louis, Missouri (6.6% less) and Denver, Colorado (3.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 8,527 survey responses.
Entry Level
12.4%
Early Career
41.8%
Mid Career
18.2%
Experienced
16.4%
Late Career
11.2%