Occupational Therapist Assistant Salary

Earnings for Occupational Therapist Assistants in the United States come in at around $25.23 per hour on average. Although a fair number have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, close to one-fourth claim no health benefits at all. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,284 - $66,948
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$49K
$67K
MEDIAN: $49,057
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$17.55 - $35.01
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$0$71K
Salary $30,284 - $66,948
Bonus $983
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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$34,774 - $71,318
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 45
Hourly Data $0$49
Hourly Rate $17.55 - $35.01
Hourly Tips $8.33
Overtime $34.86
Annual Data $0$71K
Bonus $983
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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$34,774 - $71,318
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 141

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Job Description for Occupational Therapist Assistant

Occupational therapy assistants are responsible for assisting patients who struggle to perform daily activities due to various physical, mental, or developmental conditions. These assistants work within a variety of health care offices (primarily rehabilitation offices) with occupational therapists and teams of other therapy associates. While they generally work during traditional business hours, it is not uncommon to work extended hours, especially for those who work in hospitals.

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Occupational Therapist Assistant Tasks

  • Observe and document patients' progress, attitudes and behavior and report to supervisor.
  • Monitor and evaluate patients' performance in therapy activities and provide encouragement.
  • Select therapy activities to fit patients' needs and capabilities, alter treatment programs as necessary.
  • Instruct patients and families in home programs, basic living skills and the care and use of adaptive equipment.
  • Assist occupational therapists with implementing treatment plans designed to help patients function independently.

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Pay by Experience Level for Occupational Therapist Assistant

Pay by Experience for an Occupational Therapist Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Occupational Therapist Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 145 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Occupational Therapist Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 39 salaries. An experienced Occupational Therapist Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 28 salaries. An Occupational Therapist Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 13 salaries.

Occupational Therapist Assistant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Occupational Therapist Assistant?

Occupational Therapist Assistant in Baltimore:
Pros: I love dealing with customers/cliants one on one.
Cons:

Occupational Therapist Assistant in North Chicago:
"Continue with education I this field."
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Key Stats for Occupational Therapist Assistant

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Occupational Therapist Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
▲37%

Experienced
▲9%

Mid-Career
▲8%

National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

Skills That Affect Occupational Therapist Assistant Salaries

Geriatrics
▲6%

National Average
$52,000

Rehabilitation
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 17%
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