Licensed Registered Occupational Therapist Salary

Average Licensed Registered Occupational Therapists in the United States make around $36.83 per hour. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the company, but the particular city and years of experience are influential factors as well. The majority of Licensed Registered Occupational Therapists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Although approximately one in four lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and the larger part get dental coverage, too. Women account for the majority of Licensed Registered Occupational Therapists who took the survey — 87 percent to be exact. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$51,092 - $85,446
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MEDIAN: $64,918
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$28.89 - $47.90
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$0$95K
Salary $51,092 - $85,446
Bonus $362.41 - $5,171
Profit Sharing $4,913
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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$56,081 - $95,511
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 570
Hourly Data $0$65
Hourly Rate $28.89 - $47.90
Hourly Tips $13.63
Overtime $39.90 - $65.44
Annual Data $0$95K
Bonus $362.41 - $5,171
Profit Sharing $4,913
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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$56,081 - $95,511
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,072

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Job Description for Licensed Registered Occupational Therapist

License registered occupational therapists work extensively with others to motivate them and promote healthy lifestyles. They work with clients in a range of health care settings to aid their physical, mental, and social disabilities which restrict them in daily life.

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Licensed Registered Occupational Therapist Tasks

  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Licensed Registered Occupational Therapist


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Though not the most common occurrence, Licensed Registered Occupational Therapists sometimes become Rehabilitation Directors, where the average income is $88K per year. Many Licensed Registered Occupational Therapists advance into roles as Registered Occupational Therapists or School-Based Occupational Therapists, but the median salaries are $2K lower and $12K lower, respectively.

Licensed Registered Occupational Therapist Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Licensed Registered Occupational Therapist


Licensed Registered Occupational Therapists fill the offices of leading firms Genesis Rehabilitation Services Inc., HCR ManorCare, RehabCare, Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital, and Genesis Rehab Services. Licensed Registered Occupational Therapists flock to Amedisys Home Health Care for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $94K lead the pack in compensation. Licensed Registered Occupational Therapists can also look forward to large paychecks at Brookdale Senior Living Inc. ($86K), Encompass Home Health ($84K), and Infinity Rehab ($84K).

Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital, Kindred Healthcare, and Genesis Rehab Services also rank near the bottom for pay, handing out $65K, $73K, and $73K-paychecks on average.

Popular Skills for Licensed Registered Occupational Therapist


Licensed Registered Occupational Therapists seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Home Health/Home Care, Certified Hand Therapist, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and Geriatrics are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 8 percent. Those listing mental health as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. hand therapy and Pediatrics also typically command lower compensation. Those educated in Geriatrics tend to be well versed in Acute Care and Pediatrics.

Pay by Experience Level for Licensed Registered Occupational Therapist

Pay by Experience for a Licensed Registered Occupational Therapist has a positive trend. An entry-level Licensed Registered Occupational Therapist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 1,076 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Licensed Registered Occupational Therapist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 340 salaries. An experienced Licensed Registered Occupational Therapist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 427 salaries. A Licensed Registered Occupational Therapist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 245 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $73,127

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

Relative to Licensed Registered Occupational Therapists in the rest of the country, Licensed Registered Occupational Therapists in San Jose, Los Angeles, and San Diego see salaries beyond the national average. In fact, these California cities offer more pay than any other American city. The lowest-paying market is Minneapolis, which sits 12 percent below the national average. Pittsburgh and Baltimore are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries tend to be 9 percent less than the median.

Licensed Registered Occupational Therapist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Licensed Registered Occupational Therapist?

Licensed Registered Occupational Therapist in Miami:
"Excellent Company."
Pros: Flexible, team work, professionalism, proximity to my house, great management.
Cons: No raise for the past 5 years.

Licensed Registered Occupational Therapist in Owosso:
Pros: Setting my own hours, working with people who need me. Seeing people recover and return home.
Cons: Documentation. The stress.

Licensed Registered Occupational Therapist in Grapevine:
Pros: Co-workers. Variety of diagnosis.
Cons: Heavy lifting.

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Key Stats for Licensed Registered Occupational Therapist

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 161 votes.
Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Licensed Registered Occupational Therapist Salaries

▲14%

▲14%

▲1%

National Average
$73,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Licensed Registered Occupational Therapist Salaries



▲5%

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
▲5%

Skilled Nursing Facility
▲4%

Rehabilitation
▲1%

Long Term Care
▲1%

Lymphedema
▼0%

National Average
$73,000

▼1%

▼2%

Skilled Nursing
▼2%

▼4%

hand therapy
▼17%

mental health
▼29%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 161 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 26%
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