Salary for Occupational Therapy Aides

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Also known as:  Certified Occupational Rehabilitation Aide, Occupational Rehabilitation Aide, Occupational Therapist Aide, OT Aide, Rehabilitation Services Aide

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These individuals are highly supervised by other occupational therapy staff and therapists. Their duties may involve preparing patients for therapy sessions, preparing therapy supplies, and transporting patients to and from the occupational therapy area. They may supervise patients who are completing and choosing assignments, and observe the attitudes and progress of patients during the therapy process. These individuals may also counsel patients and their families on adaptive strategies for work and home life. A high school diploma or the equivalent is expected in this position.

A Occupational Therapy Aid will normally get salaries ranging from $20,010 and $58,800 depending on experience and talent. can get an average pay level of thirty-four thousand one hundred and sixty dollars yearly.

are paid at the highest average level in New York, where they earn normal pay levels of about $56,840. People in this career receive the best pay in Educational Services, where they earn an average pay rate of $44,870.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 30.04 percent nationwide in that time.

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Occupational Therapy Aides tend to make the most in the following industries:

Educational Services
$44,870
Public Administration
$41,240
Health Care and Social Assistance
$33,860
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$29,730

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Management of Companies and Enterprises
$29,730
Health Care and Social Assistance
$33,860
Public Administration
$41,240
Educational Services
$44,870