Average Occupational Therapy Aide Salary
$67,000 yearly
$32.61 hourly
Updated August 18, 2021
$52,000
10 %
$67,000
Median
$88,000
90 %
What Is The Average Occupational Therapy Aide Salary?
The average occupational therapy aide salary is $67,837 per year, or $32.61 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $52,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $88,000. As most things go, location can be critical. California, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, and New York provide the highest occupational therapy aide salaries.

Average Occupational Therapy Aide Salary By State

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

Average Salary

Occupational Therapy Aide average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
$51,888
$24.95
Alaska
$51,369
$24.70
Arizona
$59,004
$28.37
Arkansas
$61,239
$29.44
California
$73,115
$35.15
Colorado
$58,081
$27.92
Connecticut
$60,749
$29.21
Delaware
$62,711
$30.15
District of Columbia
$62,115
$29.86
Florida
$50,019
$24.05
Georgia
$51,370
$24.70
Hawaii
$70,868
$34.07
Idaho
$52,995
$25.48
Illinois
$60,011
$28.85
Indiana
$54,359
$26.13
Iowa
$59,374
$28.55
Kansas
$59,844
$28.77
Kentucky
$58,469
$28.11
Louisiana
$58,713
$28.23
Maine
$47,552
$22.86
Maryland
$62,222
$29.91
Massachusetts
$58,093
$27.93
Michigan
$53,787
$25.86
Minnesota
$50,268
$24.17
Mississippi
$57,614
$27.70
Missouri
$58,540
$28.14
Montana
$52,337
$25.16
Nebraska
$58,123
$27.94
Nevada
$64,944
$31.22
New Hampshire
$55,850
$26.85
New Jersey
$63,388
$30.48
New Mexico
$64,696
$31.10
New York
$64,613
$31.06
North Carolina
$53,109
$25.53
North Dakota
$49,662
$23.88
Ohio
$59,856
$28.78
Oklahoma
$54,628
$26.26
Oregon
$57,920
$27.85
Pennsylvania
$57,031
$27.42
Rhode Island
$59,801
$28.75
South Carolina
$56,055
$26.95
South Dakota
$55,979
$26.91
Tennessee
$52,896
$25.43
Texas
$64,443
$30.98
Utah
$57,969
$27.87
Vermont
$51,832
$24.92
Virginia
$56,011
$26.93
Washington
$53,336
$25.64
West Virginia
$60,099
$28.89
Wisconsin
$52,846
$25.41
Wyoming
$51,492
$24.76

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Highest Paying Cities For Occupational Therapy Aide

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Whittier, CA
$72,271
$34.75
Bedford, TX
$63,508
$30.53
Castle Rock, CO
$58,257
$28.01
Harrisburg, PA
$56,836
$27.32

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Average Occupational Therapy Aide Salary Over Time

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

Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $67,800
    $32.61
    +1.5%
    2020
    $66,800
    $32.12
    +0.5%
    2019
    $66,500
    $31.96
    +1.9%
    2018
    $65,200
    $31.34
    +1.6%
    2017
    $64,200
    $30.84
    +2.9%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Rehab Technician

    Avg. salary: $25,393

    A rehab technician's role is to assist physical therapists and patients in a hospital or similar facility. Typically, their responsibilities revolve around gathering a patient's personal information and medical history, escorting them to corresponding rooms, and conducting initial tests and assessments. It is also essential to maintain records of all transactions, updating medical accounts promptly and accurately. Furthermore, a rehab technician may also perform basic treatments under the supervision of a physical therapist. There are also instances when they have to sanitize and clean therapy equipment, all in adherence to the facility's safety regulations and policies.
    16,165 Rehab Technician Jobs
    Rehabilitation Aide

    Avg. salary: $28,421

    A rehabilitation aide is responsible for assisting patients with injuries, mental disorders, and illnesses in their treatment plans and medications. Rehabilitation aides monitor the patients' progress and update attending physicians regarding their conditions. They also prepare treatment rooms, including the materials and equipment for the medical procedures, and discuss the process with the patients. A rehabilitation aide must be highly organizational, especially in attending to different patients' needs and ensuring the safety and security of all facilities and assets.
    43,674 Rehabilitation Aide Jobs
    Physical Therapy Technician

    Avg. salary: $16,250

    A physical therapy technician supports both the physical therapists and their physical therapy assistants in planning and implementing patient care. You are expected to perform varied duties and responsibilities that include responding to patients' requests for assistance, assisting with patient preparation before treatment, and maintaining the equipment used by the physical therapist during treatment sessions. In addition, you will be responsible for maintaining patient satisfaction and patient confidentiality. A physical therapy technician will also perform some administrative tasks such as overseeing inventory and scheduling appointments and treatments.
    37,108 Physical Therapy Technician Jobs
    Physical Therapy Aide

    Avg. salary: $27,224

    Physical therapy aides are employed under physical therapists' direction. They typically perform non-medical tasks, including helping with patient intake, setting up treatment rooms, and assisting with patient transportation to another health care facility. They are also responsible for documenting the responses and progress of patients and communicating with hospital personnel and physicians' offices. There are several skills and competencies to become a successful physical therapy aide, which include active listening skills, attention to detail, and compassion for patients.
    51,926 Physical Therapy Aide Jobs
    Occupational Therapist

    Avg. salary: $72,450

    An occupational therapist specializes in treating patients who are recovering from illnesses or disabilities to help them adapt and overcome the physical and mental difficulties they face in their daily lives. The responsibilities of an occupational therapist revolve around examining a patient's medical history and conducting different kinds of assessments to determine what type of treatment a patient should receive. Furthermore, an occupational therapist must build rapport with a patient to make them feel at ease and coordinate with their guardian or family to discuss the recommended ways to help the patient adjust and recuperate.
    50,443 Occupational Therapist Jobs

    Occupational Therapy Aide Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for an occupational therapy aide 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.
    Experience LevelascdescAvg. SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
    Entry Level
    $48,000
    $23.09
    Mid Level
    $55,600
    $26.71
    Senior Level
    $63,100
    $30.33

    Which Companies Pay Occupational Therapy Aides The Most?

    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 LifePoint Health and Children's Hospital Los Angeles as they offer the highest salaries for occupational therapy aides.
    Company
    LogoRankCompanyAverage Occupational Therapy Aide SalaryOccupational Therapy Aide Salary Range
    1LifePoint Health
    4.6
    $71,821
    $47k
    $79k
    2Children's Hospital Los Angeles
    4.6
    $60,438
    $47k
    $79k
    3Professional Physical Therapy
    4.0
    $59,613
    $47k
    $79k
    4Einstein Healthcare Network
    4.8
    $58,701
    $47k
    $79k
    5Life Care Centers of America
    4.4
    $52,616
    $47k
    $79k

    Recently Added Occupational Therapy Aide Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Occupational Therapy (OT) Aide
    Parker, CO
    07/10/2021
    $83,480
    07/10/2021
    Idaho Division of Human Resources
    Physical/Occupational Therapy Aide
    Physical/Occupational Therapy Aide
    Boise, ID
    01/07/2021
    $28,988
    01/07/2021
    Idaho Division of Human Resources
    Physical Occupational Therapy Aide
    Physical Occupational Therapy Aide
    Boise, ID
    07/18/2020
    $27,277
    07/18/2020
    Idaho Division of Human Resources
    Physical/Occupational Therapy Aide (CNA)
    Physical/Occupational Therapy Aide (CNA)
    Boise, ID
    03/26/2020
    $26,484
    03/26/2020
    Dcsdk12
    Occupational Therapy Aide
    Occupational Therapy Aide
    Castle Rock, CO
    11/22/2019
    $23,166
    11/22/2019
    Holsman Healthcare, LLC
    Occupational Therapy
    Occupational Therapy
    Jersey City, NJ
    12/18/2012
    $66,000
    12/18/2012
    Greater Missouri Medical Pro-Care Providers, Inc.
    Occupational Therapy
    Occupational Therapy
    Farmington, MO
    09/18/2012
    $62,673
    09/18/2012
    Occupational Therapy
    Waco, TX
    07/09/2012
    $90,785
    07/09/2012
    Atlas Healthcare, LLC
    Occupational Therapy
    Occupational Therapy
    Newport News, VA
    05/03/2012
    $66,784
    05/03/2012
    Atlas Systems, LLC
    Occupational Therapy
    Occupational Therapy
    Broomall, PA
    05/02/2012
    $62,610
    05/02/2012

    Average Occupational Therapy Aide Salary by Demographic

    Occupational Therapy Aide Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $70,897
    female-income
    Female Income
    $70,520
    Median Occupational Therapy Aide Income by Race
    Unknown occupational therapy aides have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Asian occupational therapy aides have the lowest average salary at $68,327.
    $73,000
    $72,000
    $71,000
    $70,000
    $69,000
    $68,000
    Unknown
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Unknown$71,956
    White$71,843
    Black or African American$69,473
    Asian$68,327
    Hispanic or Latino$71,941
    Average Occupational Therapy Aide Salary by Education Level
    Occupational therapy aides with a Associate degree earn more than those without, at $70,520 annually. With a Masters degree, occupational therapy aides earn a median annual income of $66,649 compared to $65,029 for occupational therapy aides with an Bachelors degree.
    $72,000
    $70,000
    $68,000
    $66,000
    $64,000
    $62,000
    $60,000
    High School Diploma or Less
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$61,455
    Master's Degree$66,649
    Bachelor's Degree$65,029
    Some College/ Associate Degree$70,520