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Occupational Therapist Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$72,000
$57,000
$72,000
$90,000
Occupational therapists in the United States make an average salary of $72,106 per year or $34.67 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $57,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $90,000. As most things go, location can be critical. California, Utah, Alaska, Nevada, and Massachusetts provide the highest occupational therapist salaries.
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Map of Occupational Therapist Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Occupational Therapists earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Average Occupational Therapist Salary By Location

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to California, Utah and Alaska, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for occupational therapists. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Missouri, Georgia, and South Carolina.

City
Average Salary
Visalia, CA
Visalia, CA
$97,249
$97k
Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas, NV
$82,535
$83k
Baltimore, MD
Baltimore, MD
$78,740
$79k
Alexandria, VA
Alexandria, VA
$78,563
$79k
Edison, NJ
Edison, NJ
$77,769
$78k
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
$77,295
$77k
Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
$77,236
$77k
Fremont, NE
Fremont, NE
$72,080
$72k
Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL
$72,048
$72k
Seattle, WA
Seattle, WA
$71,458
$71k

High Paying Occupational Therapist Jobs

Average Occupational Therapist Salary By Company

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Covenant Care and HCR Home Care as they offer the highest salaries for occupational therapists.

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Occupational Therapist Salary History

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    Occupational Therapist Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for an occupational therapist 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 Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Careerstaff Unlimited
    Careerstaff Unlimited
    Occupationaltherapist-OT-School
    Occupationaltherapist-OT-School
    Occupationaltherapist-OT-School
    Orlando, FL
    Orlando, FL
    10/31/2020
    10/31/2020
    $73,045
    $73,045
    10/31/2020
    Occupational Therapist-Per Diem
    Occupational Therapist-Per Diem
    Bridgeton, MO
    Bridgeton, MO
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $104,350
    $104,350
    10/30/2020
    Occupational Therapist PRN
    Occupational Therapist PRN
    Plano, TX
    Plano, TX
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $71,688
    $71,688
    10/30/2020
    State of Wyoming
    State of Wyoming
    Hsot-Occupational Therapist
    Hsot-Occupational Therapist
    Hsot-Occupational Therapist
    Lander, WY
    Lander, WY
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $58,078
    $58,078
    10/30/2020
    Occupational Therapist-Itinerant
    Occupational Therapist-Itinerant
    Bel Air, MD
    Bel Air, MD
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $59,835
    $59,835
    10/30/2020
    Psychiatric Occupational Therapist
    Psychiatric Occupational Therapist
    Ione, CA
    Ione, CA
    10/29/2020
    10/29/2020
    $66,262
    $66,262
    10/29/2020
    Body Fit Plus Inc.
    Body Fit Plus Inc.
    Occupational Therapist Correctional
    Occupational Therapist Correctional
    Occupational Therapist Correctional
    Stockton, CA
    Stockton, CA
    10/29/2020
    10/29/2020
    $83,480
    $83,480
    10/29/2020
    Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
    Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
    Occupational Therapist
    Occupational Therapist
    Occupational Therapist
    Topeka, KS
    Topeka, KS
    10/29/2020
    10/29/2020
    $64,660
    $64,660
    10/29/2020
    Occupational Therapist-Acute Care
    Occupational Therapist-Acute Care
    Vancouver, WA
    Vancouver, WA
    10/28/2020
    10/28/2020
    $79,682
    $79,682
    10/28/2020
    Occupational Therapist (Per Diem/Variable Days)
    Occupational Therapist (Per Diem/Variable Days)
    Seattle, WA
    Seattle, WA
    10/23/2020
    10/23/2020
    $77,803
    $77,803
    10/23/2020