$68,333
Avg. Salary
$37.42
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Registered Occupational Therapist is $37.42 per hour.

The average pay for a Registered Occupational Therapist is $68,333 per year.

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$28.25
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$47.68
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MEDIAN $37.42
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$51k
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$86k
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MEDIAN $68,333
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MEDIAN: $68,333
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$0$95K
Salary $50,771 - $85,650
Bonus $155 - $5,115
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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$56,087 - $95,577
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 235
Hourly Data $0$68
Hourly Rate $28.25 - $47.68
Overtime $38.29 - $68.97
Annual Data $0$95K
Bonus $155 - $5,115
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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$56,087 - $95,577
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 480

Job Description for Registered Occupational Therapist

A registered occupational therapist performs occupational therapy treatments for a variety of clients, from very young children to the elderly to individuals with developmental delays and/or severe injuries. Aside from the actual therapy, registered occupational therapists perform evaluations on sensory motor, neuromuscular, and cognitive activities to determine the level of care needed. They also supervise occupational therapy assistants.

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Registered Occupational Therapist Pay By Employer

$0$86K

RehabCare
8 profiles
$70,798

$70,824

Common Career Paths for Registered Occupational Therapist


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Registered Occupational Therapists' salaries tend to stay somewhat constant even when they advance into higher-level positions like Senior Occupational Therapist. On average, Senior Occupational Therapists get paid about the same as Registered Occupational Therapists do. A lot of Registered Occupational Therapists advance their careers by becoming School-Based Occupational Therapists and Pediatric Occupational Therapists. However, those positions offer $15K less and $12K less per year on average.

Registered Occupational Therapist Job Listings

Popular Skills for Registered Occupational Therapist


Survey results suggest that Registered Occupational Therapists use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Home Health/Home Care, Certified Hand Therapist, Geriatrics, and Rehabilitation are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 8 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Pediatrics and Acute Care. Those proficient in Geriatrics are, more often than not, also skilled in Home Health/Home Care and Pediatrics.

Pay by Experience Level for Registered Occupational Therapist

Pay by Experience for a Registered Occupational Therapist has a positive trend. An entry-level Registered Occupational Therapist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 273 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Registered Occupational Therapist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 79 salaries. An experienced Registered Occupational Therapist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 151 salaries. A Registered Occupational Therapist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 95 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

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-10%

National Average: $74,911

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Registered Occupational Therapists, Houston provides a pay rate that is 12 percent greater than the national average. Registered Occupational Therapists will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+8 percent), San Francisco (+8 percent), Seattle (+3 percent), and Atlanta (+2 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Cincinnati, 12 percent below the national average. Richmond and Indianapolis are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries tend to be 11 percent less than the median.

Registered Occupational Therapist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Registered Occupational Therapist?

Registered Occupational Therapist in Charlotte:
"Employees Taken Advantage Of."
Pros: Patients
Cons: Traffic

Registered Occupational Therapist in Baltimore:
"A job if you care."
Pros: Instilling independence. Relationship with patients and staff. Hours. Close commute.
Cons: Productivity. No holidays or sick days. Finding coverage. Threat of losing contract and job. Small company not being on top of salary equality, organization, and benefits.

Registered Occupational Therapist in Philadelphia:
"OT is great."
Pros: The patients and the ability to improve their quality of life.
Cons: Some people won't improve despite their best efforts.

Registered Occupational Therapist in Caledonia:
"THE CNA'S ARE A GREAT SOURCE OF INFORMATION."
WORK AS A TEAM WITH ALL THE STAFF SUCH AS PT, SLP AND NURSES. IT MAKES FOR A MORE PLEASANT WORK ENVIRONMENT. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT SOMETHING ASK BECAUSE YOU DON'T WANT TO TRY SOMETHING YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT.

Registered Occupational Therapist in Lafayette:
"You are valuable but your credentials are more so."
1) Negotiate a solid rate, then, ask that they pay for your license renewal, CEU's, uniforms, cell phone, etc., in addition to 100% employer-paid health insurance and always ask for more PTO. 2) If you realize you know more than your employer, find a new employer or go out on your own. 3) If a company has a bad rep, your employment there won't held bring it up; it will, however, bring yours down! 4) Network w/ other therapists. 5) Be on someone's prn list at all times-whether you accept the work or not. That way if your FT job goes south, you have a life line!

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Key Stats for Registered Occupational Therapist

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
19%

Experience Affects Registered Occupational Therapist Salaries

▲9%

▲7%

▲1%

National Average
$75,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Registered Occupational Therapist Salaries



▲5%


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National Average
$75,000

Acute Care
▼4%

▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 24%