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Occupational Therapist in the United States

How much does a Occupational Therapist earn in the United States? The average Occupational Therapist salary in the United States is $86,326 as of March 28, 2019, but the range typically falls between $79,073 and $94,050. 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.  View Cost of Living in Major Cities

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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. Studies, evaluates, and records patients' activities and progress. May require a master's degree. Typically reports to a manager. Typically requires Occupational Therapist certification. Years of experience may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement.

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    Occupational Therapist


    Master's Degree

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    Occupational Therapy Supervisor

    3 - 5 years experience
    Master's Degree

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