The average hourly pay for an Occupational Therapist (OT) is $37.02.
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Job Description for Occupational Therapist (OT)
An occupational therapist helps people gain better functioning of their bodies so that daily activities can be performed better. The occupational therapist will perform an evaluation of a patient’s abilities. Then goals can be planned, according to the needs and wants of the client and the client’s family. The goals may be modified over time, according to the patient’s progress. It is important to evaluate each patient differently and to provide continuous progress evaluations. The occupationa…Read more
Popular Employer Salaries 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.
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Popular Skills for Occupational Therapist (OT)
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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.
Pay Difference by Location
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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).
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