Occupational Therapy Assistant Salary in the US

$47,283
per year
per hour
$22.73
per hour
per year

Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Average Salary & Hourly Pay

The average salary for an Occupational Therapy Assistant is $47,283 per year ($22.73 per hour), which is $6,207 (-12%) lower than the average salary in the US.
An Occupational Therapy Assistant can expect an average starting salary of $33,780. The highest salaries can exceed $68,050.
$33,780
Low
$47,283
Average salary
$68,050
High
$16.24
Low
$22.73
Average salary
$32.71
High

Occupational Therapy Assistant Salary Range

Low
$33,780
Average salary
$47,283
Experienced
$51,612
High
$68,050
Low
$16.24
Average salary
$22.73
Experienced
$24.81
High
$32.71
Among OTAs in the US, new grad OTAs and Pediatric Occupational Therapist Assistants tend to have the lowest salaries, while professionals like Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants (COTA) and traveling OTAs enjoy the highest salaries.

Occupational Therapy Assistant - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Traveling OTA$64K/year
+35% 
Home Health Occupational Therapy Assistant$60K/year
+26% 
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA)$48K/year
+2% 
Pediatric Occupational Therapist Assistant$47K/year
 -1%

Occupational Therapy Assistant - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Occupational Therapy Assistant with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $39,000 per year. A mid career Occupational Therapy Assistant with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $47,000, while an experienced Occupational Therapy Assistant with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $49,000. OTAs with more than 20 years of experience earn $50,000 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of an Occupational Therapy Assistant

Late Career▲ +6%
Experienced▲ +4%
Average Salary$47,283/year
Mid Career▼ -1%
Entry Level▼ -18%

Gender Breakdown

Female
92%
Male
8%

Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Jobs by Location

Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Occupational Therapy Assistant jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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