Average Base Pay
37.6% above national average
Additional Cash Compensation
A person in an entry-level Occupational Therapists role with under one year of job experience can expect to make an average annual salary of $62,530. A Occupational Therapists candidate with 1-4 years of experience makes an average total salary of $69,690. A person in a mid-career Occupational Therapists role with 5-9 years of experience makes an average salary of $78,200 a year. Occupational Therapists with 10 or more years of experience make an average of $90,160. In their late career (over 20 years of experience), a person in a Occupational Therapists role’s annual salary averages $103,660 per year.
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While certifications are not required for every Occupational Therapists position, they can certainly increase your salary and lead to an easier recruitment process when applying to enterprises that favor candidates with additional certifications.
The current Bureau of Labor Statistics states the salary is $78,200 higher than the national average for Occupational Therapists positions.
Yes, there is strong potential for promotion — either with an additional educational degree or with continued years of experience. There are a multitude of other positions Occupational Therapists roles that can advance both internally and with another company.