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2021 Occupational Therapists Salary Guide

Assess, plan, and organize rehabilitative programs that help build or restore vocational, homemaking, and daily living skills, as well as general independence, to persons with disabilities or developmental delays. Use therapeutic techniques, adapt the individual's environment, teach skills, and modify specific tasks that present barriers to the individual.

Occupational Therapists Salary 2021

Salary

$86.3K

Growth

16%

Bright Outlook

Bright

Green

No

How Much Do Occupational Therapists Make 2021?

Percentile 10% 25% 50% (Median) 75% 90%
Annual Wage $57,330 $70,880 $86,280 $103,060 $122,670
Hourly Wage $27.56 $34.08 $41.48 $49.55 $58.98

How Much Do Occupational Therapists Make 2021?

Percentile
10%
25%
50% (Median)
75%
90%
Annual Wage
$57,330
$70,880
$86,280
$103,060
$122,670
Hourly Wage
$27.56
$34.08
$41.48
$49.55
$58.98

What Do Occupational Therapists Do?

Assess, plan, and organize rehabilitative programs that help build or restore vocational, homemaking, and daily living skills, as well as general independence, to persons with disabilities or developmental delays. Use therapeutic techniques, adapt the individual's environment, teach skills, and modify specific tasks that present barriers to the individual.

Also known as:

Assistive Technology Trainer, Early Intervention Occupational Therapist, Industrial Rehabilitation Consultant, Occupational Therapist (OT), Pediatric Occupational Therapist, Registered Occupational Therapist, Staff Occupational Therapist, Staff Therapist

  • Record patient medical histories.
  • Evaluate patient functioning, capabilities, or health.
  • Analyze patient data to determine patient needs or treatment goals.
  • Train caregivers or other non-medical personnel.
  • Monitor patient progress or responses to treatments.
  • Prepare reports summarizing patient diagnostic or care activities.
  • Direct healthcare delivery programs.
  • Design public or employee health programs.
  • Develop treatment plans that use non-medical therapies.
  • Provide health and wellness advice to patients, program participants, or caregivers.
  • Design medical devices or appliances.
  • Fabricate medical devices.
  • Design public or employee health programs.
  • Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment.
  • Clean medical equipment or facilities.
  • Prepare medical supplies or equipment for use.
  • Train medical providers.
  • Supervise patient care personnel.
  • Develop treatment plans that use non-medical therapies.
  • Conduct research to increase knowledge about medical issues.
  • Advise communities or institutions regarding health or safety issues.
  • Encourage patients or clients to develop life skills.

Occupational Therapists Job Outlook

Location 2019 Employment 2029 Employment Percent change Annual projected job openings
United States 143,300 166,000 16% 10,300

Occupational Therapists Job Outlook

Location
2019 Employment
2029 Employment
Percent change
Annual projected job openings
United States
143,300
166,000
16%
10,300

Occupational Therapists Schooling & Experience

  • Master's degree
  • No work experience
  • No on-the-job training

Occupational Therapists Schools

School Program Name Location Length / Graduates
A T Still University of Health Sciences Occupational Therapy/Therapist Kirksville, MO More than 4 years: 23
More than 4 years: 36
Abilene Christian University Occupational Therapy/Therapist Abilene, TX More than 4 years: 25
AdventHealth University Occupational Therapy/Therapist Orlando, FL More than 4 years: 29
Alabama State University Occupational Therapy/Therapist Montgomery, AL More than 4 years: 23
Allen College Occupational Therapy/Therapist Waterloo, IA More than 4 years: 18
Alpena Community College Occupational Therapy/Therapist Alpena, MI 2 years: 0
Alvernia University Occupational Therapy/Therapist Reading, PA More than 4 years: 60
Amarillo College Occupational Therapy/Therapist Amarillo, TX 2 years: 0
American International College Occupational Therapy/Therapist Springfield, MA 4 years: 9
More than 4 years: 36
More than 4 years: 4
Arkansas State University-Main Campus Occupational Therapy/Therapist Jonesboro, AR More than 4 years: 26

Occupational Therapists Schools

School
Program Name
Location
Length / Graduates
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Kirksville, MO
More than 4 years: 23
More than 4 years: 36
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Abilene, TX
More than 4 years: 25
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Orlando, FL
More than 4 years: 29
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Montgomery, AL
More than 4 years: 23
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Waterloo, IA
More than 4 years: 18
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Alpena, MI
2 years: 0
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Reading, PA
More than 4 years: 60
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Amarillo, TX
2 years: 0
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Springfield, MA
4 years: 9
More than 4 years: 36
More than 4 years: 4
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Jonesboro, AR
More than 4 years: 26

Occupational Therapists Jobs .

Job Title Company Location Date Posted Federal Contractor
Acute Care Physical Therapist Mission Health Asheville, North Carolina 09/25/2021 No
Assistant Director of Rehab Elderwood/Pediatric/PostAcute/Woodmark Ticonderoga, New York 09/26/2021 No
Assistive Technology Specialist Colorado State Denver, Colorado 09/26/2021 No
Autism Behavior Technician Learn It Systems Studio City, California 09/25/2021 No
Autism Behavior Technician Learn It Systems San Fernando, California 09/25/2021 No
Behavior Technician Learn It Systems Glendale, California 09/25/2021 No
Behavior Technician - Company Paid RBT, CPI, and CPR courses BY YOUR SIDE - Autism Therapy Services St. Charles, Illinois 09/26/2021 No
Behavior Technician - Company Paid RBT, CPI, and CPR courses BY YOUR SIDE - Autism Therapy Services Streamwood, Illinois 09/26/2021 No
Behavior Technician - Company Paid RBT, CPI, and CPR courses BY YOUR SIDE - Autism Therapy Services Morton Grove, Illinois 09/26/2021 No
Behavior Technician (Paid Training!) Learn It Systems Glenwood City, Wisconsin 09/25/2021 No

Occupational Therapists Jobs .

Location

Sebastopol, CA Houston, TX Westlake, OH Prescott, AZ Parma, OH Lawton, OK Hamilton, OH Greenville, SC Glendale, CA Cleveland, OH Baltimore, MD Asheville, NC Winder, GA Warrenton, GA Toledo, OH Ticonderoga, NY Thomaston, GA Shelbyville, IN Seattle, WA Seaford, DE Santa Clarita, CA San Antonio, TX Richmond, VA Raleigh, NC Portland, OR North Royalton, OH New Orleans, LA New Albany, IN Mesa, AZ Lima, OH Lenoir, NC Lagrange, GA Lafayette, IN Kingston, TN Indianapolis, IN Hilton Head Island, SC Grinnell, IA Glenwood, GA Fort Worth, TX Fargo, ND Eastman, GA Denver, CO Columbus, OH College Station, TX Buffalo, NY Brooksville, FL Azle, TX Attleboro, MA Amarillo, TX Winter Garden, FL Winchester, TN White River Junction, VT Wheatfield, NY Weyauwega, WI West Point, IA West Hills, CA West Hartford, CT Waupun, WI Voorhees, NJ Vancouver, WA Valencia, CA Torrance, CA Tampa, FL Tallahassee, FL Sylvania, OH Studio City, CA Streamwood, IL St. Charles, IL St Louis, MO South Milwaukee, WI Simi Valley, CA Shelton, WA Sarasota, FL Santa Clara, CA San Jose, CA San Fernando, CA San Diego, CA Salisbury, MD Saint Louis, MO Rowlett, TX Rockville, MD Rock Island, IL Pullman, WA Plano, TX Plainsboro, NJ Pittsburg, CA Pigeon, MI Phoenix, AZ Paoli, PA Palm Coast, FL Owosso, MI Orlando, FL Orchard Park, NY Nashville, TN Morton Grove, IL Morrison, IL Miami, FL Manteo, NC Maitland, FL Madisonville, KY Lumberton, NC Los Gatos, CA Lewisport, KY Lebanon, TN League City, TX Lake Mary, FL Laguna Hills, CA Kingfisher, OK Kerrville, TX Kenosha, WI Jonesboro, AR Johnson City, TN Jacksonville, FL Jackson, TN Howard County, MD Hornell, NY Hilliard, OH Highland, UT Harrisburg, PA Halstead, KS Glenwood City, WI Gainesville, FL Fremont, OH Fostoria, OH Fort Wayne, IN Fontana, CA Fond Du Lac, WI Fayetteville, NC Evansville, IN Enterprise, AL East Orange, NJ East Jordan, MI Dublin, OH Dublin, GA Denton, TX Daphne, AL Danville, VA Dana Point, CA Damascus, MD Corpus Christi, TX Copperhill, TN Columbia, SC College Park, MD Cleveland, TN Clearfield, UT Chillicothe, OH Cheyenne, WY Chesapeake, VA Charlottesville, VA Charleston County, SC Celina, OH Cedar Rapids, IA Carmichael, CA Canton, OH Canon City, CO Camarillo, CA Buda, TX Brick, NJ Bowling Green, KY Boardman, OH Bettendorf, IA Bethesda, MD Bedford, MA Baton Rouge, LA Barron, WI Banner Elk, NC Ballwin, MO Aurora, IL Athens, TN Arcadia, CA Annapolis, MD Andover, NJ
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Company

Reliant Rehabilitation Genesis Healthcare CHE Services Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration ONR life care Encompass Home Health BrightStar Care Central Valley Specialty Hospital HealthPRO - Heritage Kindred at Home Texas Health Resources Trilogy Health Services Baylor Scott & White Health BrightSpring Health Services California Therapy Services Elderwood/Pediatric/PostAcute/Woodmark EncompassCare Enhance Rehabilitation Learn It Systems BY YOUR SIDE - Autism Therapy Services Concept Rehab, Inc. DMV Home Therapy Legacy Health Services Massage Envy Mission Health Orange County Public Schools ProMedica Health System The MENTOR Network Bancroft NeuroHealth Banner Health Community Health Network FeldCare Connects Legacy Health LifeBridge Health, Inc. Mayo Clinic Ohio Living SSM Health Therapy Management Corporation Anchorage Healthcare Center Athletico Aultman Health Foundation Catholic Health Centura Health Cleveland Clinic Colorado State Cooper University Hospital Covenant Care - Resource Center Five Star Rehabilitation and Wellness Services, LLC Healthy Living Network Kaiser Permanente Key Rehabilitation Kindred Healthcare Operating LLC LifePoint Health Midwest Health New Grove Manor Oregon Health & Science University ReMed Recovery Care Centers, LLC Scheurer Health Seattle Children's Hospital Sharp HealthCare Spring Creek Rehabilitation and Nursing Center UnityPoint Health Vibra Hospital of Mahoning Valley, LLC WakeMed Health & Hospitals West Tennessee Healthcare naviHealth, Inc.
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Job Title
Company
Location
Date Posted
Federal Contractor
Mission Health
Asheville, North Carolina
09/25/2021
No
Elderwood/Pediatric/PostAcute/Woodmark
Ticonderoga, New York
09/26/2021
No
Colorado State
Denver, Colorado
09/26/2021
No
Learn It Systems
Studio City, California
09/25/2021
No
Learn It Systems
San Fernando, California
09/25/2021
No
Learn It Systems
Glendale, California
09/25/2021
No
BY YOUR SIDE - Autism Therapy Services
St. Charles, Illinois
09/26/2021
No
BY YOUR SIDE - Autism Therapy Services
Streamwood, Illinois
09/26/2021
No
BY YOUR SIDE - Autism Therapy Services
Morton Grove, Illinois
09/26/2021
No
Learn It Systems
Glenwood City, Wisconsin
09/25/2021
No

Occupational Therapists Salary Guide 2021

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