$44,215
Avg. Salary
$26.08
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$497

Bonus

$1,000

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) is $26.08 per hour.

The average pay for an Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) is $44,215 per year.

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$19.37
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$26.08
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$34.70
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MEDIAN $26.08
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$28k
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MEDIAN $44,215
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MEDIAN: $44,215
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$0$71K
Salary $27,670 - $62,746
Bonus $97.87 - $5,106
Profit Sharing $1,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$36,770 - $71,227
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 253
Hourly Data $0$51
Hourly Rate $19.37 - $34.70
Overtime $15.10 - $51.55
Annual Data $0$71K
Bonus $97.87 - $5,106
Profit Sharing $1,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$36,770 - $71,227
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,038

Job Description for Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)

To be hurt on the job can be crippling in more ways than just the physical damage of the injury. It may take months of intensive and painful physical therapy just to get back to a point where a seriously injured person may walk, much less perform physical labor. This requires the services of occupational therapists, who are assisted in their duties by occupational therapy assistants. The occupational therapy assistant works closely with the patient, aiding them in completing daily exercises according to a treatment plan. If the patient requires the use of special equipment in order to overcome disabilities, the occupational therapy assistant will show them how to use and maintain the equipment and may give them direct help in doing so if required. This assistant will record the progress of the patient and help the therapist determine the efficacy of the current treatment regimen.

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Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)

Pay by Experience for an Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) has a positive trend. An entry-level Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 320 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 80 salaries. An experienced Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 88 salaries. An Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 35 salaries.

Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)?

Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) in Wauchula:
"It is a great place to work. The people are receptive to the ideas of Occupational Therapy and are willing to operate with an open mind."
Pros: The people are great and down to earth. The chillren make the day go by fast.
Cons: Paper work.

Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) in Sebastian:
"Calm and no traffic."
Pros: I work in Sebastian, Vero beach, fellesmere. They are all close cities.
Cons: Not enough jobs.

Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) in Langhorne:
Pros: Patients & good therapist support.
Cons: Politics, lack of help.

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Key Stats for Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 148 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Salaries

Experienced
▲15%

Late-Career
▲12%

Mid-Career
▲5%

National Average
$53,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Salaries

Geriatrics
▲21%

Acute Care
▼0%

National Average
$53,000

Rehabilitation
▼13%

Pediatrics
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 148 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 35%