Average Base Pay
27.4% above national average
Additional Cash Compensation
A person in an entry-level Occupational Therapy Assistants role with under one year of job experience can expect to make an average annual salary of $36,110. A Occupational Therapy Assistants candidate with 1-4 years of experience makes an average total salary of $51,260. A person in a mid-career Occupational Therapy Assistants role with 5-9 years of experience makes an average salary of $56,990 a year. Occupational Therapy Assistants with 10 or more years of experience make an average of $62,310. In their late career (over 20 years of experience), a person in a Occupational Therapy Assistants role’s annual salary averages $74,350 per year.
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While certifications are not required for every Occupational Therapy Assistants 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 $56,990 higher than the national average for Occupational Therapy Assistants 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 Therapy Assistants roles that can advance both internally and with another company.