Senior Occupational Therapist Salary

Average Senior Occupational Therapists in the United States make around $42.47 per hour. A strong majority enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Senior Occupational Therapists (87 percent) who responded to the survey are women. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$55,982 - $96,310
$56K
$78K
$96K
MEDIAN: $77,674
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$33.53 - $51.45
$34
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$51
MEDIAN: $41.45
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$0$103K
Salary $55,982 - $96,310
Bonus $1,250
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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$64,306 - $103,308
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 44
Hourly Data $0$68
Hourly Rate $33.53 - $51.45
Overtime $22.47 - $68.62
Annual Data $0$103K
Bonus $1,250
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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$64,306 - $103,308
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 45

Job Description for Senior Occupational Therapist

Positions as a senior occupational therapist are available in a wide variety of locations, ranging from government departments to senior living homes. Many of these positions require a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy. Most require relevant experience in a similar environment, in addition to certifications. Most commonly, this includes the National Certification Examination for Registered Occupational Therapists, although requirements vary by position and location.

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Senior 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.
  • Select and recommend activities that will help individuals learn work and life-management skills consistent with their needs and capabilities.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Senior Occupational Therapist


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Although many Senior Occupational Therapists transition into Registered Occupational Therapist roles, the latter job seems to pay slightly less with an average reported annual income of $71K.

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Popular Skills for Senior Occupational Therapist


Survey takers who work as Senior Occupational Therapists usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Certified Hand Therapist, Geriatrics, Rehabilitation, and Pediatrics are correlated to pay that is above average. For most people, competency in Geriatrics indicates knowledge of Pediatrics.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Occupational Therapist

Pay by Experience for a Senior Occupational Therapist has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Occupational Therapist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 14 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior 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 $87,000 based on 23 salaries. An experienced Senior Occupational Therapist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 57 salaries. A Senior 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 $85,000 based on 41 salaries.

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Key Stats for Senior Occupational Therapist

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
34%

Experience Affects Senior Occupational Therapist Salaries

▲6%

▲4%

▲3%

National Average
$82,000

Entry-Level
▼16%

Skills That Affect Senior Occupational Therapist Salaries

Certified Hand Therapist (CHT)
▲7%

▲6%

Rehabilitation
▲4%

Pediatrics
▲3%

National Average
$82,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 21%