Salary for Occupational Therapists

Also known as:  Occupational Therapist, OT, Registered Occupational Therapist

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The goal of occupational therapists is to assist individuals impaired by injury, illness or developmental problems to build or restore the capacity to conduct basic homemaking, vocational, independent living and daily living skills. They may work in hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, or community settings. In addition to providing therapy, these individuals may propose modifications to living spaces in order to accomodate individual disabilities. A Master's degree is generally requried for entry into this profession.

A Occupational Therapist gets a salary of between $57,330 and $122,670 based on experience. usually get an average wage of eigthy-seven thousand four hundred and eigthy dollars per year.

can get the highest pay in Nevada, where they receive average job salaries of close to about $111,270. People in this job function are compensated the highest in Management of Companies and Enterprises, where they earn pay of $99,850.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 57.21 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Occupational Therapists tend to make the most in the following industries:

Management of Companies and Enterprises
$99,850
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$92,510
Health Care and Social Assistance
$88,870
Public Administration
$87,440
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$86,190
Educational Services
$78,990

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Other Services (except Public Administration)
$66,380
Finance and Insurance
$71,050
Educational Services
$78,990
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$86,190
Public Administration
$87,440
Health Care and Social Assistance
$88,870