Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$57,000
$39,000
$57,000
$81,000
Certified occupational therapy assistants in the United States make an average salary of $57,061 per year or $27.43 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $39,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $81,000. As most things go, location can be critical. New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and California provide the highest certified occupational therapy assistant salaries.
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Average Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant Salary By Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a certified occupational therapy assistant is roughly $57,061 per year, which boils down to $27.43 per hour. Interestingly enough, certified occupational therapy assistants have the highest salaries in Campbell, CA at about $79,615 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in Campbell, CA is $49,000. Additionally, certified occupational therapy assistants make more than the average salary in Long Beach, NY, Hazleton, PA, Gaithersburg, MD, Charlottesville, VA, and Bremerton, WA. On a more broad level, certified occupational therapy assistant salaries are highest in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, California, Massachusetts, and Alaska. On the contrary, Delaware, Connecticut, and Nevada offer the lowest certified occupational therapy assistant salaries.

Average Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant Salary By Company

To earn a high income as a certified occupational therapy assistant, working for National Healthcare or Greystone Health Network might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Covenant Care and Daybreakventure report highly competitive salaries for certified occupational therapy assistants.

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Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a certified occupational therapy assistant can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Recently Added Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Idaho Falls School District 91
Idaho Falls School District 91
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant-Cota
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant-Cota
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant-Cota
07/06/2020
07/06/2020
$48,564
$48,564
07/06/2020
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (Cota) Pool
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (Cota) Pool
07/06/2020
07/06/2020
$35,291
$35,291
07/06/2020
Floral Long Term Care
Floral Long Term Care
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (Cota)
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (Cota)
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (Cota)
06/22/2020
06/22/2020
$68,871
$68,871
06/22/2020
Camino Nuevo Charter Academy
Camino Nuevo Charter Academy
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
06/18/2020
06/18/2020
$41,740
$41,740
06/18/2020
Mercy Medical Center Clinton
Mercy Medical Center Clinton
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (Cota)-West Campus Therapy-PRN
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (Cota)-West Campus Therapy-PRN
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (Cota)-West Campus Therapy-PRN
06/09/2020
06/09/2020
$41,949
$41,949
06/09/2020
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (Cota) SY
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (Cota) SY
03/25/2020
03/25/2020
$48,510
$48,510
03/25/2020
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant-Mental Health Unit
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant-Mental Health Unit
03/19/2020
03/19/2020
$49,003
$49,003
03/19/2020
Careerstaff Unlimited
Careerstaff Unlimited
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant-Cota-Skilled Nursing Facility
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant-Cota-Skilled Nursing Facility
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant-Cota-Skilled Nursing Facility
02/29/2020
02/29/2020
$52,175
$52,175
02/29/2020
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
01/31/2020
01/31/2020
$53,273
$53,273
01/31/2020
Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District
Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
01/29/2020
01/29/2020
$42,450
$42,450
01/29/2020