The average hourly pay for an Occupational Therapist Assistant is $25.93.
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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. Occupational…Read more
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Skills in Rehabilitation, Geriatrics, Elder Care and Patient Education are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Pediatrics.
Pay by Experience Level for Occupational Therapist Assistant
An entry-level Occupational Therapist Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $23.30 based on 33 salaries. An early career Occupational Therapist Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.89 based on 137 salaries. A mid-career Occupational Therapist Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $27.02 based on 63 salaries. An experienced Occupational Therapist Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $29.28 based on 40 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $31.
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Employees with Occupational Therapist Assistant in their job title in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania earn an average of 8.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Orlando, Florida (0.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Los Angeles, California (22.9% less), South Bend, Indiana (11.3% less) and Cleveland, Ohio (8.8% less).
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