Occupational Therapist Assistant Salary
|Salary||$30,284 - $66,948|
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|$34,774 - $71,318|
|Hourly Rate||$17.55 - $35.01|
|Total Pay (||$34,774 - $71,318|
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.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 2017 PayScale.com)
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.
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