$56,188
Avg. Salary
$41.22
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a School-Based Occupational Therapist is $41.22 per hour.

The average pay for a School-Based Occupational Therapist is $56,188 per year.

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MEDIAN $56,188
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$0$97K
Salary $41,484 - $75,151
Bonus $495 - $5,918
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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$43,634 - $97,986
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 446
Hourly Data $0$55
Hourly Rate $29.02 - $55.99
Overtime $53.99
Annual Data $0$97K
Bonus $495 - $5,918
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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$43,634 - $97,986
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 227

Job Description

As the field of special education evolves, it is becoming better understood how to evaluate the skills of special needs students; as such, schools are increasingly taking steps to help special needs students with their unique learning challenges and in obtaining necessary skills. School-based occupational therapists focus on two primary areas: assisting special needs students get the most out of their education through various programs and preparing students to lead productive and independent lives by helping them learn vital personal and self-maintenance skills; when possible, these therapists also help students learn skills that will help them find a job after they complete their education. This position requires direct interaction with the students, as well as the development and implementation of educational plans with instructors, administrators, and parents.

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Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for a School-Based Occupational Therapist has a positive trend. An entry-level School-Based Occupational Therapist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 272 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A School-Based 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 $68,000 based on 75 salaries. An experienced School-Based Occupational Therapist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 127 salaries. A School-Based 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 $77,000 based on 66 salaries.

Job Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a School-Based Occupational Therapist?

School-Based Occupational Therapist in Derry:
"Great."
Pros: It is close to home and a family friendly community with a great school district
Cons: High Cost of housing and property taxes

School-Based Occupational Therapist in Stockton:
"SUSD Salary review."
Pros: Working with Kids.
Cons: Overload of work, Thrice to that of a regular employee.

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Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

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based on 52 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
15%

How Experience Affects Salaries

Late-Career
▲24%

Experienced
▲9%

Mid-Career
▲9%

National Average
$62,000

▼5%

How Skills Affect Salaries

Sensory Integration
▲40%

▲2%

National Average
$62,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 30%