The average salary for a Pediatric Occupational Therapist is $61,542.
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Job Description for Pediatric Occupational Therapist
Pediatric occupational therapists' duties revolve around patient care, helping improve the physical, cognitive, and motor skills of pediatric patients. These responsibilities begin with the examination and evaluation of patients seeking care. This leads to the development of a treatment plan, in which options and rationale must be communicated with patients and their parents/guardians, and the provision of appropriate therapy services, All of this must be performed while keeping medical records…Read more
Pediatric Occupational Therapist Tasks
- Test and evaluate patients' physical and mental abilities and analyze medical data to determine rehabilitation goals for patient.
- Help clients improve decision making, abstract reasoning, memory, sequencing, coordination and perceptual skills using computer programs
- Consult with rehabilitation team to select activity programs and coordinate with other therapeutic activities
- Record prognosis, treatment, response and progress in patient's chart or computer database.
- Select and recommend activities that will help individuals learn work and life-management skills consistent with their needs and capabilities.
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Popular Skills for Pediatric Occupational Therapist
Skills in Diagnosis and Treatment Planning and Clinical Supervision are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Family Practice/Pediatrics, Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Pediatrics.
Pay by Experience Level for Pediatric Occupational Therapist
An entry-level Pediatric Occupational Therapist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $59,267 based on 210 salaries. An early career Pediatric Occupational Therapist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,863 based on 412 salaries. A mid-career Pediatric Occupational Therapist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $67,080 based on 129 salaries. An experienced Pediatric Occupational Therapist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $68,109 based on 126 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $71,855.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Pediatric Occupational Therapist in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 15.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (7.2% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (3.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Seattle, Washington (10.3% less), Chicago, Illinois (3.5% less) and Austin, Texas (2.5% less).
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