Average Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for an Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) is $26.26.
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$20 - $35
$50 - $5,106
Total Pay
$37,660 - $71,539

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Job Description for Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)

Job Satisfaction for Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)

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The top respondents for the job title Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) are from the companies RehabCare, Kindred Healthcare and Aegis Therapies, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Select Rehabilitation, Inc. where the average pay is $32.00. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Reliant Rehabilitation and Kindred Healthcare, earning around $28.97 and $28.94, respectively. Genesis Rehab Services pays the lowest at around $25.43. RehabCare and Encore Rehabilitation, LLC also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $25.62 and $25.92, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)

Skills in Geriatrics, Rehabilitation, Long Term Care and Home Health/Home Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Pediatrics.

Pay by Experience Level for Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)

An entry-level Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $24.32 based on 194 salaries. An early career Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.20 based on 619 salaries. A mid-career Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $27.85 based on 226 salaries. An experienced Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $29.84 based on 224 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $31.
Employees with Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) in their job title in Baltimore, Maryland earn an average of 17.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Nashville, Tennessee (5.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Buffalo, New York (22.7% less), Detroit, Michigan (8.6% less) and Indianapolis, Indiana (6.1% less).

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