Mid-Career Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) Salary

An average Mid-Career Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant can expect to take home roughly $27.19 per hour. Geographic location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Mid-Career Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants claim high levels of job satisfaction. Although the larger part have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, just under one in three claim no health benefits at all. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$31,901 - $62,412
$32K
$47K
$62K
MEDIAN: $46,640
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$20.70 - $35.02
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$0$72K
Salary $31,901 - $62,412
Bonus $173 - $2,970
Total Pay (?
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$41,461 - $72,545
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 118
Hourly Data $0$51
Hourly Rate $20.70 - $35.02
Overtime $26.22 - $51.45
Annual Data $0$72K
Bonus $173 - $2,970
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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$41,461 - $72,545
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 856

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA)


Mid-Career Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants fill the offices of leading firms RehabCare, Life Care Centers of America, Aegis Therapies, Inc., HCR ManorCare, and Genesis Rehab Services. Functional Pathways Corporation attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $66K. Reliant Rehabilitation, Life Care Centers of America, and Genesis Rehabilitation Services Inc. also offer top salaries for Mid-Career Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $63K, $56K, and $56K, respectively.

HCR ManorCare, RehabCare, and Genesis HealthCare are a few other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($49K, $52K, and $52K respectively).

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $55,785

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

For Mid-Career Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants, location is an influential factor in determining pay, and those looking for a bulky check should consider living in Texas. Three cities in this state — San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas — not only offer salaries upward of the national average, but are the highest-paid American cities for those in the field. Mid-Career Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants in Pittsburgh report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 24 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Grand Rapids and Phoenix are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 21 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively.

Key Stats for Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA)

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 127 votes.
5-9 years
84%
10-19 years
16%

Skills That Affect Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) Salaries

Home Health/Home Care
▲4%

Occupational Health
▲4%

▲2%


Acute Care
▲2%

Orthopedics
▲2%


Patient Education
▼0%

National Average
$56,000

Pediatrics
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 127 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 28%