Salary for Occupational Therapy Aides

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.

An Occupational Therapy Aid will normally receive an average salary that can range from 24000 - 36000 depending on experience and domain knowledge. Occupational Therapy Aides will most likely earn an average compensation of Thirty Thousand Nine Hundred dollars on an annual basis.

Occupational Therapy Aides obtain the highest salaries in Rhode Island, where they can get an average salary rate of approximating $48140. This group of professionals can expect the highest salaries in Educational Services, which has a compensation of $33750.

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HOURLY RATE
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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 18.71 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Occupational Therapy Aides tend to make the most in the following industries
Public Administration $33,750
Educational Services $32,690
Health Care and Social Assistance $30,880
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Health Care and Social Assistance $30,880
Educational Services $32,690
Public Administration $33,750
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