Salary for Occupational Therapy Assistants

Also known as:  Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, COTA, Licensed Occupational Therapy Assistant, Occupational Therapist Assistants

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Occupational therapy assistants are formally trained, and sometimes required to be state licensed. These individuals assist in the creation and execution of individualized occupational therapy plans. They monitor patient progress and responsiveness to treatment, and instruct patients and their families on adaptive strategies for daily living. A positive attitude towards treatment is necessary for these professionals.

An Occupational Therapy Assistant can get an average wage ranging from 40000 - 60000 based on education and experience. Occupational Therapy Assistants usually receive a wage of Fifty Two Thousand Two Hundred dollars every year.

Occupational Therapy Assistants can get the highest pay in Texas, where they can get wages of just about $65900. These professionals receive the highest salary in Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services, where they can receive job pay of $60540.

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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 35.62 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Occupational Therapy Assistants tend to make the most in the following industries
Management of Companies and Enterprises $60,540
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $57,550
Health Care and Social Assistance $51,930
Public Administration $45,510
Educational Services $43,900
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Educational Services $43,900
Public Administration $45,510
Health Care and Social Assistance $51,930
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $57,550
Management of Companies and Enterprises $60,540
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