Average Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) Hourly Pay

$26.51
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$750
Bonus
$600
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The average hourly pay for a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) is $26.51.
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$20.31
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$26.51
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$34.88
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$20 - $35
Bonus
$97 - $3,032
Profit Sharing
$252 - $4,966
Total Pay
$41,000 - $72,326
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Job Description for Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA)

Job Satisfaction for Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA)

4.1 out of 5
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The top respondents for the job title Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) are from the companies Aegis Therapies, Inc., RehabCare and Kindred Healthcare. Reported salaries are highest at Genesis HealthCare where the average pay is $27.66. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Select Rehabilitation, Inc. and RehabCare, earning around $27.63 and $26.99, respectively. Aegis Therapies, Inc. pays the lowest at around $25.38. Genesis Rehab Services and HCR ManorCare also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $25.62 and $25.77, respectively.

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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 $24.66 based on 940 salaries. An early career Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.53 based on 3,254 salaries. A mid-career Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $27.28 based on 1,453 salaries. An experienced Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $28.96 based on 1,303 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 21.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Dallas, Texas (14.1% more) and Chicago, Illinois (12.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (16.5% less), St. Louis, Missouri (6.1% less) and Denver, Colorado (4.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 7,867 survey responses.
Entry Level
11.9%
Early Career
41.4%
Mid Career
18.5%
Experienced
16.6%
Late Career
11.7%