The average pay for an Occupational Therapist Assistant is $25.65 per hour.
The average pay for an Occupational Therapist Assistant is $49,085 per year.
|Salary||$30,111 - $66,906|
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|$35,697 - $69,854|
|Hourly Rate||$17.75 - $34.06|
|Overtime||$21.29 - $55.23|
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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.Read More...
Occupational therapy assistants have a variety of responsibilities which often vary by day and patient. Common duties include: assisting patients with various daily activities; assisting patients with learning disabilities or poor social skills; teaching patients how to use various equipment; assisting in the implementation of rehabilitation plans; supervising patients' activities; developing games for children; developing activities to enhance patients' skills; reporting patients' progress to various therapists and physicians; and recording all necessary information about patients.
Occupational therapy assistants should have completed a two-year occupational therapy program which offers both classroom and clinical field work. Candidates for the position should be innately compassionate with a desire to help their patients, as well as physically capable of all necessary functions to properly assist them. (Copyright 2019 PayScale.com)
Pay by Experience Level
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.
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