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Average Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Hourly Pay

$26.59
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$493
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The average hourly pay for an Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) is $26.59.
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$20.01
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$26.59
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$34.98
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What Do Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)s Do?

Job Satisfaction for Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)

4.1 out of 5
(157)
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The top respondents for the job title Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) are from the companies RehabCare, Kindred Healthcare and Genesis Rehab Services. Reported salaries are highest at Select Rehabilitation, Inc. where the average pay is $30.87. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Reliant Rehabilitation and Kindred Healthcare, earning around $28.97 and $28.50, respectively. Encore Rehabilitation, LLC pays the lowest at around $25.92. Genesis Rehab Services and RehabCare also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $26.01 and $26.32, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)s?

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.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)s?

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 $24.22 based on 169 salaries. An early career Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.40 based on 538 salaries. A mid-career Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $27.53 based on 211 salaries. An experienced Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $30.05 based on 197 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $32.
Employees with Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) in their job title in Sacramento, California earn an average of 25.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Baltimore, Maryland (20.3% more) and Phoenix, Arizona (6.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Buffalo, New York (22.3% less), Denver, Colorado (5.7% less) and Detroit, Michigan (1.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,240 survey responses.
Entry Level
13.6%
Early Career
43.4%
Mid Career
17.0%
Experienced
15.9%
Late Career
10.1%