Occupational Therapist Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$72,000
$57,000
Min 10%
$72,000
Median 50%
$90,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Covenant Care
Highest Paying City
Visalia, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Average Experience Level
6.1 years
How much does an occupational therapist make?
Occupational Therapists in the US make on average $72,106 annually or $34.67 hourly. There is a huge gap between the top 10 percent earners and the bottom 10 percent earners -- about 33,000. The top 10 percent earn over $90,000, while the bottom 10 percent make less than $57,000 annually. The most abundant employment opportunities for Occupational Therapists are in Health Care companies and Professional companies. California, Utah, Alaska, Nevada, and Massachusetts have the highest paying Occupational Therapist jobs. Most Occupational Therapists spend 6.1 years in the position.

Average Occupational Therapist Salary By Location

As an Occupational Therapist in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $72,106 per year or $34.67 per hour. The city with the highest Occupational Therapist salary is Visalia, CA at $97,249 per year. Not only that, Visalia, CA also has an average entry-level salary of $58,000. The highest earning states when it comes to Occupational Therapist salaries are California, Utah, Alaska, Nevada, and Massachusetts. The lowest earning states are Missouri, Georgia, South Carolina, Kansas, and Florida.

Map of Occupational Therapist Salaries

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

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Average Occupational Therapist Salary By Company

Occupational Therapists can expect good job security. Some industries pay higher than others. Health Care companies and Professional companies have the most job opportunities for Occupational Therapists. Covenant Care and HCR Home Care are the highest paying companies. Also, companies like New London Public Schools and Evergreen Healthcare pay their Occupational Therapists very well.

Occupational Therapist Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Occupational Therapist Salary By Experience Level

The salary for an Occupational Therapist can range from $69,644 to $79,866 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary 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

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Occupational Therapist
04/28/2020
$58,900
Occupational Therapist
04/27/2020
$300,000
Occupational Therapist
04/27/2020
$64,009
Myptsolutions
ECI Occupational Therapist
04/27/2020
$70,000
Occupational Therapist-Per Diem
04/25/2020
$104,350
Occupational Therapist-Per Diem
04/25/2020
$104,350
Peace Health
Occupational Therapist-Acute Therapies PD
04/24/2020
$75,675
Occupational Therapist
04/23/2020
$97,046
County of Sonoma, California
Occupational Therapist II-Children's Therapy Program
04/22/2020
$94,979
Therapy Source
Occupational Therapist (OT)
04/21/2020
$73,045
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