Occupational Therapy Assistant Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$57,000
$23,000
$57,000
$137,000
Occupational Therapy Assistants in the United States make an average salary of $57,222 per year or $27.51 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $23,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $137,000. As most things go, location can be critical. New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Massachusetts provide the highest Occupational Therapy Assistant salaries.
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Map of Occupational Therapy Assistant Salaries

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

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Average Occupational Therapy Assistant Salary By Location

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for Occupational Therapy Assistants. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are South Carolina, Nevada, and Florida.

Average Occupational Therapy Assistant Salary By Company

To earn a high income as an Occupational Therapy Assistant, working for National Healthcare or CareOne Management might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Five Star Senior Living and New York report highly competitive salaries for Occupational Therapy Assistants.

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Occupational Therapy Assistant Salary History

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Occupational Therapy Assistant Salary By Experience Level

The salary for an 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 Occupational Therapy Assistant Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
State of South Dakota
State of South Dakota
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Occupational Therapy Assistant
05/14/2020
05/14/2020
$34,540
$34,540
05/14/2020
Instructor, Occupational Therapy Assistant
Instructor, Occupational Therapy Assistant
04/16/2020
04/16/2020
$52,485
$52,485
04/16/2020
New York State Civil Service
New York State Civil Service
Occupational Therapy Assistant 2, Rochester Psychiatric Center, P20289
Occupational Therapy Assistant 2, Rochester Psychiatric Center, P20289
Occupational Therapy Assistant 2, Rochester Psychiatric Center, P20289
04/15/2020
04/15/2020
$45,455
$45,455
04/15/2020
North Shore Community College
North Shore Community College
Faculty, Occupational Therapy Assistant Program (Academic Fieldwork Coordinator), Fall 2020-NOR
Faculty, Occupational Therapy Assistant Program (Academic Fieldwork Coordinator), Fall 2020-NOR
Faculty, Occupational Therapy Assistant Program (Academic Fieldwork Coordinator), Fall 2020-NOR
04/02/2020
04/02/2020
$44,168
$44,168
04/02/2020
Springfield Technical Community College
Springfield Technical Community College
Instructor/Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy Assistant and Academic Fieldwork/Coordinator
Instructor/Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy Assistant and Academic Fieldwork/Coordinator
Instructor/Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy Assistant and Academic Fieldwork/Coordinator
03/11/2020
03/11/2020
$43,302
$43,302
03/11/2020
Suny Upstate Medical University
Suny Upstate Medical University
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Occupational Therapy Assistant
01/22/2020
01/22/2020
$58,436
$58,436
01/22/2020
State of South Dakota
State of South Dakota
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Occupational Therapy Assistant
12/12/2019
12/12/2019
$34,540
$34,540
12/12/2019
New York State Civil Service
New York State Civil Service
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Occupational Therapy Assistant
11/27/2019
11/27/2019
$45,455
$45,455
11/27/2019
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Occupational Therapy Assistant
09/30/2019
09/30/2019
$36,677
$36,677
09/30/2019
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Occupational Therapy Assistant
09/19/2019
09/19/2019
$34,227
$34,227
09/19/2019