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How Much Does an Occupational Therapist Assistants Earn In The United States?

Occupational Therapist Assistants Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$49,000
$37,000
$49,000
$64,000
Occupational therapist assistants in the United States make an average salary of $49,594 per year or $23.84 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $37,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $64,000. As most things go, location can be critical. California, Nevada, New York, New Jersey, and New Mexico provide the highest occupational therapist assistants salaries.
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Where Occupational Therapist Assistants Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where occupational therapist assistants earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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How Much Do Occupational Therapist Assistants Earn In Different Cities?

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to California, Nevada and New York, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for occupational therapist assistants. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are North Dakota, Vermont, and Florida.
Location
1. New York, NY
$53,218
Avg. Salary
$34k
$65k
2. Mansfield, OH
$49,635
Avg. Salary
$34k
$65k
3. Saginaw, MI
$43,046
Avg. Salary
$34k
$65k
4. Tampa, FL
$42,230
Avg. Salary
$34k
$65k

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Which Companies Pay Occupational Therapist Assistants The Most?

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Avg. Salary
$52k
$62k

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Occupational Therapist Assistants Salary History

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    How Experience Affects Occupational Therapist Assistants Salaries

    The salary for an occupational therapist assistants 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 Occupational Therapist Assistants Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Occupational Therapist Assistant
    Occupational Therapist Assistant
    Fort Collins, CO
    Fort Collins, CO
    01/21/2021
    01/21/2021
    $56,349
    $56,349
    01/21/2021
    Therapy Source
    Therapy Source
    Occupational Therapist Assistant (OTA)
    Occupational Therapist Assistant (OTA)
    Occupational Therapist Assistant (OTA)
    Phoenixville, PA
    Phoenixville, PA
    11/05/2020
    11/05/2020
    $62,610
    $62,610
    11/05/2020
    Occupational Therapist Assistant (Certified)
    Occupational Therapist Assistant (Certified)
    Winston-Salem, NC
    Winston-Salem, NC
    07/17/2020
    07/17/2020
    $60,126
    $60,126
    07/17/2020
    Careerstaff Unlimited
    Careerstaff Unlimited
    Occupational Therapist Assistant-Cota-School
    Occupational Therapist Assistant-Cota-School
    Occupational Therapist Assistant-Cota-School
    Ellensburg, WA
    Ellensburg, WA
    05/27/2020
    05/27/2020
    $75,132
    $75,132
    05/27/2020
    Wayne Arc
    Wayne Arc
    Occupational Therapist Assistants
    Occupational Therapist Assistants
    Occupational Therapist Assistants
    Newark, NY
    Newark, NY
    10/22/2019
    10/22/2019
    $27,799
    $27,799
    10/22/2019
    Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
    Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
    Occupational Therapist Assistants
    Occupational Therapist Assistants
    Occupational Therapist Assistants
    Saginaw, MI
    Saginaw, MI
    10/16/2019
    10/16/2019
    $30,344
    $30,344
    10/16/2019
    Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
    Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
    Occupational Therapist Assistants
    Occupational Therapist Assistants
    Occupational Therapist Assistants
    Saginaw, MI
    Saginaw, MI
    07/24/2019
    07/24/2019
    $30,344
    $30,344
    07/24/2019
    Occupational Therapist Assistants
    Occupational Therapist Assistants
    Lawrence, KS
    Lawrence, KS
    06/11/2019
    06/11/2019
    $66,784
    $66,784
    06/11/2019
    Soquel Union Elementary School District
    Soquel Union Elementary School District
    Occupational Therapist Assistants
    Occupational Therapist Assistants
    Occupational Therapist Assistants
    Capitola, CA
    Capitola, CA
    06/04/2019
    06/04/2019
    $35,949
    $35,949
    06/04/2019
    Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
    Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
    Occupational Therapist Assistants
    Occupational Therapist Assistants
    Occupational Therapist Assistants
    Mishawaka, IN
    Mishawaka, IN
    05/31/2019
    05/31/2019
    $42,053
    $42,053
    05/31/2019