How much does an Certified Occupational Therapist make in the United States? The average Certified Occupational Therapist salary in the United States is $90,700 as of June 28, 2021, but the range typically falls between $83,100 and $98,800. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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25% $83,100 10% $76,181 90% $106,175 75% $98,800 $90,700 50%(Median)
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The Certified Occupational Therapist teaches patients skills/techniques and how to use adaptive equipment for participating in activities. Plans and conducts individualized occupational therapy programs to help patients develop, regain, or maintain their ability to perform daily activities. Being a Certified Occupational Therapist may require a master's degree. Studies, evaluates, and records patients' activities and progress. In addition, Certified Occupational Therapist typically reports to a manager. Typically requires Occupational Therapist certification. Certified Occupational Therapist's years of experience requirement may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement. (Copyright 2021 Salary.com)

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