Average Occupational Therapist (OT) Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for an Occupational Therapist (OT) is $37.02.
MEDIAN $37.02
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Hourly Rate
$29 - $49
$191 - $5,667
Profit Sharing
$610 - $2,017
Total Pay
$55,169 - $96,558

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Job Description for Occupational Therapist (OT)

The top respondents for the job title Occupational Therapist (OT) are from the companies RehabCare, Kindred Healthcare and Aegis Therapies, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at HCA, Inc. where the average pay is $39.77. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Reliant Rehabilitation and RehabCare, earning around $39.69 and $36.71, respectively. Healthsouth Corp. pays the lowest at around $33.37. Genesis Rehab Services and Aegis Therapies, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $34.68 and $35.44, respectively.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Occupational Therapist (OT). 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.
Occupational Therapist (OT)
Licensed Registered Occupational Therapi...
Registered Occupational Therapist
School-Based Occupational Therapist
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Occupational Therapist (OT)

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

Pay by Experience Level for Occupational Therapist (OT)

An entry-level Occupational Therapist (OT) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $33.41 based on 1,774 salaries. An early career Occupational Therapist (OT) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $35.01 based on 3,322 salaries. A mid-career Occupational Therapist (OT) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $38.10 based on 1,300 salaries. An experienced Occupational Therapist (OT) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $41.00 based on 1,453 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $43.
Employees with Occupational Therapist (OT) in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 21.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (16.4% more) and Dallas, Texas (15.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Boston, Massachusetts (1.4% less).

Years of Experience

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