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2021 California 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.

California Occupational Therapists Salary 2021

Salary

$103.2K

Growth

19%

Bright Outlook

Bright

Green

No

How Much Do Occupational Therapists Make in California 2021?

Percentile 10% 25% 50% (Median) 75% 90%
Annual Wage $63,130 $86,430 $103,200 $122,120 $135,420
Hourly Wage $30.35 $41.55 $49.62 $58.71 $65.11

How Much Do Occupational Therapists Make in California 2021?

Percentile
10%
25%
50% (Median)
75%
90%
Annual Wage
$63,130
$86,430
$103,200
$122,120
$135,420
Hourly Wage
$30.35
$41.55
$49.62
$58.71
$65.11

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 in California

Location 2019 Employment 2029 Employment Percent change Annual projected job openings
California 10,600 12,600 19% 850
United States 143,300 166,000 16% 10,300

Occupational Therapists Job Outlook in California

Location
2019 Employment
2029 Employment
Percent change
Annual projected job openings
California
10,600
12,600
19%
850
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 in California

School Program Name Location Length / Graduates
California State University-Dominguez Hills Occupational Therapy/Therapist Carson, CA More than 4 years: 67
Dominican University of California Occupational Therapy/Therapist San Rafael, CA More than 4 years: 43
Fresno Pacific University Occupational Therapy/Therapist Fresno, CA 4 years: 5
Loma Linda University Occupational Therapy/Therapist Loma Linda, CA More than 4 years: 2
More than 4 years: 51
Samuel Merritt University Occupational Therapy/Therapist Oakland, CA More than 4 years: 20
San Diego State University Occupational Therapy/Therapist San Diego, CA Less than one year: 12
San Jose State University Occupational Therapy/Therapist San Jose, CA 4 years: 0
More than 4 years: 74
Stanbridge University Occupational Therapy/Therapist Irvine, CA More than 4 years: 63
University of Southern California Occupational Therapy/Therapist Los Angeles, CA 4 years: 8
Less than one year: 0
More than 4 years: 160
More than 4 years: 3
More than 4 years: 70
University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences Occupational Therapy/Therapist San Marcos, CA More than 4 years: 26
More than 4 years: 295

Occupational Therapists Schools in California

School
Program Name
Location
Length / Graduates
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Carson, CA
More than 4 years: 67
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
San Rafael, CA
More than 4 years: 43
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Fresno, CA
4 years: 5
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Loma Linda, CA
More than 4 years: 2
More than 4 years: 51
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Oakland, CA
More than 4 years: 20
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
San Diego, CA
Less than one year: 12
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
San Jose, CA
4 years: 0
More than 4 years: 74
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Irvine, CA
More than 4 years: 63
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Los Angeles, CA
4 years: 8
Less than one year: 0
More than 4 years: 160
More than 4 years: 3
More than 4 years: 70
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
San Marcos, CA
More than 4 years: 26
More than 4 years: 295

Occupational Therapists Jobs in California.

Job Title Company Location Date Posted Federal Contractor
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
Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant, COTA Covenant Care - Resource Center Santa Clara, California 09/25/2021 No
Clinical Supervisor PT/OT Services Kaiser Permanente Fontana, California 09/26/2021 Yes
Home Health Physical Therapist (PT) California Therapy Services Dana Point, California 09/26/2021 No
Home Health Speech Therapist (SLP) California Therapy Services Camarillo, California 09/26/2021 No
Home Health Speech Therapist (SLP) California Therapy Services Glendale, California 09/26/2021 No
Home Health Speech Therapist (SLP) California Therapy Services Santa Clarita, California 09/26/2021 No
ICU Registered Nurse Central Valley Specialty Hospital Sebastopol, California 09/26/2021 No

Occupational Therapists Jobs in California.

Job Title
Company
Location
Date Posted
Federal Contractor
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
Covenant Care - Resource Center
Santa Clara, California
09/25/2021
No
Kaiser Permanente
Fontana, California
09/26/2021
Yes
California Therapy Services
Dana Point, California
09/26/2021
No
California Therapy Services
Camarillo, California
09/26/2021
No
California Therapy Services
Glendale, California
09/26/2021
No
California Therapy Services
Santa Clarita, California
09/26/2021
No
Central Valley Specialty Hospital
Sebastopol, California
09/26/2021
No

Occupational Therapists Salary Guide 2021

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