How much does an Occupational Therapist make in the United States? The average Occupational Therapist salary in the United States is $97,102 as of August 27, 2023, but the range typically falls between $88,947 and $105,782. 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, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Occupational Therapist Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Occupational Therapist Salary $81,521 US August 27, 2023
25th Percentile Occupational Therapist Salary $88,947 US August 27, 2023
50th Percentile Occupational Therapist Salary $97,102 US August 27, 2023
75th Percentile Occupational Therapist Salary $105,782 US August 27, 2023
90th Percentile Occupational Therapist Salary $113,683 US August 27, 2023
25% $88,947 10% $81,521 90% $113,683 75% $105,782 $97,102 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Job Description for Occupational Therapist

Occupational Therapist plans and conducts individualized occupational therapy programs to help patients develop, regain, or maintain their ability to perform daily activities. Teaches patients skills/techniques and how to use adaptive equipment for participating in activities. Being an Occupational Therapist studies, evaluates, and records patients' activities and progress. May require a master's degree. Additionally, Occupational Therapist typically reports to a manager. Typically requires Occupational Therapist certification. Occupational Therapist's years of experience requirement may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement. (Copyright 2023 View full job description

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