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2021 Occupational Therapy Assistants Salary Guide

Assist occupational therapists in providing occupational therapy treatments and procedures. May, in accordance with state laws, assist in development of treatment plans, carry out routine functions, direct activity programs, and document the progress of treatments. Generally requires formal training.

Occupational Therapy Assistants Salary 2021

Salary

$62.9K

Growth

35%

Bright Outlook

Bright

Green

No

How Much Do Occupational Therapy Assistants Make 2021?

Percentile 10% 25% 50% (Median) 75% 90%
Annual Wage $43,180 $53,640 $62,940 $74,770 $84,090
Hourly Wage $20.76 $25.79 $30.26 $35.95 $40.43

How Much Do Occupational Therapy Assistants Make 2021?

Percentile
10%
25%
50% (Median)
75%
90%
Annual Wage
$43,180
$53,640
$62,940
$74,770
$84,090
Hourly Wage
$20.76
$25.79
$30.26
$35.95
$40.43

What Do Occupational Therapy Assistants Do?

Assist occupational therapists in providing occupational therapy treatments and procedures. May, in accordance with state laws, assist in development of treatment plans, carry out routine functions, direct activity programs, and document the progress of treatments. Generally requires formal training.

Also known as:

Acute Care Occupational Therapy Assistant, Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant (COTA), Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant/Licensed (COTA/L), Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA), Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant-Licensed (COTA-L), Licensed Occupational Therapy Assistant, Occupational Therapist Assistant (OTA), Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA), School Based Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, Staff Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant/Licensed (Staff COTA/L)

  • Develop patient therapy programs.
  • Monitor patient progress or responses to treatments.
  • Encourage patients during therapeutic activities.
  • Teach medical procedures or medical equipment use to patients.
  • Record vital statistics or other health information.
  • Monitor patient progress or responses to treatments.
  • Teach basic living or other adaptive skills to patients or caregivers.
  • Maintain medical records.
  • Encourage patients during therapeutic activities.
  • Assist patients with daily activities.
  • Implement therapeutic programs to improve patient functioning.
  • Confer with other professionals to plan patient care.
  • Administer screening tests to determine abilities or treatment needs.
  • Attend educational events to update medical knowledge.
  • Prepare medical reports or documents.
  • Communicate patient status to other health practitioners.
  • Develop patient therapy programs.
  • Implement therapeutic programs to improve patient functioning.
  • Teach basic living or other adaptive skills to patients or caregivers.
  • Teach medical procedures to healthcare personnel.
  • Perform clerical work in medical settings.
  • Process medical billing information.
  • Schedule patient procedures or appointments.
  • Maintain medical equipment or instruments.
  • Clean medical equipment.
  • Prepare medical instruments or equipment for use.
  • Confer with other professionals to plan patient care.
  • Inventory medical supplies or equipment.
  • Move patients to or from treatment areas.
  • Make patient-assistive devices or device models.
  • Administer screening tests to determine abilities or treatment needs.

Occupational Therapy Assistants Job Outlook

Location 2019 Employment 2029 Employment Percent change Annual projected job openings
United States 47,100 63,500 35% 6,900

Occupational Therapy Assistants Job Outlook

Location
2019 Employment
2029 Employment
Percent change
Annual projected job openings
United States
47,100
63,500
35%
6,900

Occupational Therapy Assistants Schooling & Experience

  • Associate's degree
  • No work experience
  • No on-the-job training

Occupational Therapy Assistants Schools

School Program Name Location Length / Graduates
AdventHealth University Occupational Therapist Assistant Orlando, FL 2 years: 22
Albany State University Occupational Therapist Assistant Albany, GA 2 years: 18
Allegany College of Maryland Occupational Therapist Assistant Cumberland, MD 2 years: 16
Amarillo College Occupational Therapist Assistant Amarillo, TX 2 years: 15
American Career College-Anaheim Occupational Therapist Assistant Anaheim, CA 2 years: 25
AmeriTech College-Draper Occupational Therapist Assistant Draper, UT 2 years: 3
Anoka Technical College Occupational Therapist Assistant Anoka, MN 2 years: 45
Arkansas State University-Main Campus Occupational Therapist Assistant Jonesboro, AR 2 years: 28
Arkansas Tech University Occupational Therapist Assistant Russellville, AR 2 years: 19
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Occupational Therapist Assistant Asheville, NC 2 years: 12

Occupational Therapy Assistants Schools

School
Program Name
Location
Length / Graduates
Occupational Therapist Assistant
Orlando, FL
2 years: 22
Occupational Therapist Assistant
Albany, GA
2 years: 18
Occupational Therapist Assistant
Cumberland, MD
2 years: 16
Occupational Therapist Assistant
Amarillo, TX
2 years: 15
Occupational Therapist Assistant
Anaheim, CA
2 years: 25
Occupational Therapist Assistant
Draper, UT
2 years: 3
Occupational Therapist Assistant
Anoka, MN
2 years: 45
Occupational Therapist Assistant
Jonesboro, AR
2 years: 28
Occupational Therapist Assistant
Russellville, AR
2 years: 19
Occupational Therapist Assistant
Asheville, NC
2 years: 12

Occupational Therapy Assistants Jobs .

Job Title Company Location Date Posted Federal Contractor
(Internal Candidate) Registered Respiratory Therapist-Respiratory Therapy, 48 hrs, Days The MetroHealth System CLEVELAND, Ohio 09/24/2021 Yes
*$5,000 Sign on Bonus ** Registered Respiratory Therapist-Respiratory Therapy, 72 hrs, Nights The MetroHealth System CLEVELAND, Ohio 09/24/2021 Yes
** $5,000 Sign on Bonus ** Registered Respiratory Therapist-Respiratory Therapy, 0.8 Eve The MetroHealth System CLEVELAND, Ohio 09/24/2021 Yes
** $5,000 Sign on Bonus ** Registered Respiratory Therapist-Respiratory Therapy, 0.8 Eve The MetroHealth System CLEVELAND, Ohio 09/24/2021 Yes
** $5,000 Sign on Bonus **Registered Respiratory Therapist-Respiratory Therapy, 72 hrs Day/Eve The MetroHealth System CLEVELAND, Ohio 09/24/2021 Yes
*5,000 Sign on Bonus *Registered Respiratory Therapist-Respiratory Therapy, 72 hrs, Nights The MetroHealth System CLEVELAND, Ohio 09/24/2021 Yes
1:1 Program Assistant Active Day Boiling Springs, South Carolina 09/23/2021 No
6302A | Care Coordinator The Jewish Board Brooklyn, New York 09/23/2021 No
ACADEMIC COUNSELOR,SAR Sargent College, Academic Services Boston University BOSTON, Massachusetts 09/24/2021 No
Activities Assistant (Program Services Assistant/Resident Programs Assistant) ProMedica Health System Yardley, Pennsylvania 09/24/2021 Yes

Occupational Therapy Assistants Jobs .

Location

Cleveland, OH Virtual, USA Gainesville, GA Decatur, GA Dallas, TX San Francisco, CA Orlando, FL Middletown, NY Flint, MI Colchester Town Of, CT Mishawaka, IN Minneapolis, MN Groton Town Of, CT Albuquerque, NM Wethersfield, CT Tucson, AZ Taylor, PA Savannah, GA San Diego, CA Rome, GA Puyallup, WA Mount Clemens, MI Joliet, IL Hibbing, MN York, PA Wichita, KS Tulsa, OK St Paul, MN St Louis, MO South Milwaukee, WI Palo Alto, CA Newark, DE Montgomery, AL Madison, WI Highland, CA Hazel Crest, IL Haverstraw, NY Harris, NY Columbus, OH Coeur D'Alene, ID Cleveland Heights, OH Chandler, AZ Bloomington, IN Austin, TX Abilene, TX Yonkers, NY Wailuku, HI Twin Cities, MN Terre Haute, IN Tempe, AZ State College, PA Silverdale, WA San Juan, PR Rockville Centre, NY Raleigh, NC Racine, WI Portland, OR Plano, TX Plainsboro, NJ Pensacola, FL Oskaloosa, IA New Brighton, MN Nashville, TN Marion, IL Mare Island Naval Shipyard, CA Madison, TN Largo, FL Laguna Hills, CA Kinston, NC Kenosha, WI Jacksonville, FL Inverness, IL Houston, TX Holland, MI Herrin, IL Haverhill, MA Harlingen, TX Hammonton, NJ Fort Worth, TX Fort Carson, CO Farmington, MO El Paso, TX Edgefield, SC Dixon, IL Dekalb, IL Cook, MN Claremont, CA Chicago, IL Brooklyn, NY Yuma, AZ Youngstown, OH Yellville, AR Yardley, PA Wyoming, MI Woodbury, MN Woodbridge, VA Winter Park, FL Winter Haven, FL Winona, MN Windsor, VA Willow Grove, PA Willoughby, OH Williamsport, PA Westland, MI West Springfield, MA West Orange, NJ Wauchula, FL Watsonville, CA Watseka, IL Warren, PA Warner Robins, GA Voorhees Township, NJ Virginia, USA Virginia, MN Venice, FL Vancouver, WA Tyler, TX Troy, MI Troy, AL Torrance, CA Toledo, OH Titusville, FL Temple, TX Tampa, FL Tacoma, WA Syracuse, NY Sylmar, CA Sunnyvale, CA Sun City West, AZ Summerfield, FL Streator, IL Streamwood, IL Stamford, CT St. Paul, MN St. Charles, MO St. Charles, IL Spokane, WA Spartanburg, SC Snellville, GA Smithtown, NY Simi Valley, CA Shoreline, WA Shawnee, OK Sellersburg, IN Sapulpa, OK Santa Cruz, CA Santa Clara, CA San Mateo, CA San Leandro, CA San Jose, CA San Antonio, TX Salem, OR Rockville, MD Rockdale, TX Rochester, NY Richmond, VA Richmond, IN Richardson, TX Reno, NV Rancho Cucamonga, CA Quincy, IL Prince Frederick, MD Prescott, AZ Prairie Village, KS Portsmouth, VA Portola Valley, CA Port St. Lucie, FL Port Jefferson, NY Pontiac, MI Plaquemine, LA Pittsburgh, PA Phillipston, MA Philadelphia, PA Peterborough, NH Pasadena, TX Ottawa, IL Ogden, UT Oceanside, CA Ocean City, NJ Ocala, FL Oak Ridge, TN Northbrook, IL North Providence, RI Newtown, PA Newburyport, MA Newbury Park, CA New York, NY Naples, FL Naperville, IL Myrtle Beach, SC Muskegon, MI Muscle Shoals, AL Mount Vernon, OH Morton Grove, IL Morristown, TN Monroe, WI Moncks Corner, SC Mobile, AL Mission Viejo, CA Mineola, NY Milwaukee, WI Merritt Island, FL Menomonee Falls, WI Medford, OR Mcfarland, WI Marlton, NJ Marksville, LA Marietta, GA Margaretville, NY Manitowoc, WI Manchester, CT Lynn, MA Lowell, MA Loveland, CO Los Angeles, CA Longwood, FL Longview, WA Logansport, IN Lilburn, GA Lihue, HI Lewisville, TX Lemont, IL Lawton, OK Lawrence, KS Las Cruces, NM Lake Charles, LA La Follette, TN Kissimmee, FL Kingston, PA Johnson City, TN Johns Creek, GA Jeffersonville, IN Jefferson City, MO Jasonville, IN Inverness, FL Indianapolis, IN Huntsville, AL Hockessin, DE Hilo, HI Hillsboro, OR Henrico, VA Hamilton, OH Hamden, CT Greenville, SC Greenbrae, CA Green Bay, WI Grand Rapids, MI Grand Junction, CO Grand Island, NE Granbury, TX Glen Ellyn, IL Garfield Heights, OH Gallup, NM Gaffney, SC Ft. Myers, FL Frisco, CO Franklin Lakes, NJ Fort Myers, FL Fort Drum, NY Flower Mound, TX Fitchburg, WI Farmington, CT Far Rockaway, NY Fairmont, WV Fairhope, USA Fairfield, CA Evansville, IN Evanston, IL Estill, SC Ennis, TX Effingham, IL Edina, MN Eau Claire, WI East Providence, RI East Orange, NJ Des Moines, IA Delray Beach, FL Deland, FL Deerfield, IL Dearborn, MI Davis, CA Danvers, MA Daly City, CA Cumming, GA Cottonwood, AZ Correctionville, IA Coon Rapids, MN Concord, NC Commack, NY Columbus, IN Columbia, SC Clyde, NC Clarksville, TN Cheyenne, WY Chester, NJ Chesapeake, VA Chattanooga, TN Champaign, IL Centerville, OH Carmichael, CA Carbondale, IL Canfield, OH Canby, OR Camden, SC Burnsville, MN Bradford, RI Boston, MA Boiling Springs, SC Boerne, TX Beltsville, MD Beaverton, OR Beachwood, OH Bayonne, NJ Baton Rouge, LA Batesville, IN Batavia, NY Barstow, CA Baltimore, MD Bala Cynwyd, PA Avon, IN Auburn, IN Ashland City, TN Anoka, MN Ann Arbor, MI Akron, OH Aiken, SC Aberdeen, SD 30 Sullivan Drive, NY
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Company

CSL Plasma HealthPRO - Heritage Reliant Rehabilitation Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Aegis Therapies Genesis Healthcare ONR The MetroHealth System Emory Healthcare/Emory University Georgia Employer Greater Hudson Valley Health System (GHVHS) PruittHealth LHC Group Centers Health Care VIVA Pediatrics Learn It Systems Athletico Fraser Goodwin House Brookdale Senior Living Fairview Health Services Provider Solutions & Development Southern Illinois Healthcare The MENTOR Network Therapy Management Corporation Abbott CHE Services Enhance Rehabilitation HCA, Hospital Corporation of America life care Acadia Healthcare Ascension Health BY YOUR SIDE - Autism Therapy Services Kindred at Home Kootenai Health Legacy Health Services Mercy Medical Center Clinton MultiCare Health System Ohio Living Penn Medicine ProMedica Health System Residential Services of Northeastern Minnesota, Inc. Select Medical Corp. Trilogy Health Services U.S. Army Medical Command Active Day At Home Healthcare Banner Health Bedrock Care Brooks Rehabilitation Cassia Catholic Health Services CommonSpirit Health Greystone Health Holland Hospital Intrepid USA Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford Regions Hospital Sans Souci Rehabilitation & Nursing Center Southern Healthcare Management State of Massachusetts U.S. Marine Corps U.S. Physical Therapy and OPR Management Services, Inc. Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chica Aveanna Baylor Scott & White Health Bon Secours Mercy Health Boston University BrightSpring Health Services CVHCare Home Health Calvert Memorial Hospital Centene Corporation Center for Human Development Centura Health Chesapeake Regional Healthcare Children's Minnesota CommonSpirit Health CommonSpirit Health Commonwealth Of Virginia DMV Home Therapy DSHS Developmental Disabilities Institute Dungarvin Eagle Care LLC Eastern Connecticut Health Network Encompass Home Health EncompassCare FSQ INC Five Star Senior Living Inc. Franciscan Ministries Good Samaritan Society Grifols Shared Services North America, Inc Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center HealthAlliance Healthy Living Network HeartShare Infirmary Health Johns Hopkins University Journey Mental Health Care, Inc. Kaiser Permanente Kettering Medical Center Kindred Healthcare Operating LLC Lakeside Neurologic Legacy Health Lenoir Memorial Hospital LifePoint Health LittleStar ABA Therapy Mayo Clinic Medical University of South Carolina Minds Matter, LLC NYU Langone Hospital - Long Island New Grove Manor Northern Arizona Healthcare Northshore University Hospital Pacific Retirement Services PeaceHealth Performance Physical Therapy Potential, Inc. Rady Children's Hospital San Diego Renown Health Residential Services, Inc (RSI) Rochester Regional Health SCL Health SSM Health Select Employment Services, Inc. Sellersburg Healthcare Center Sholom Spectrum Healthcare Resources St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health Stanford Health Care The Jewish Board The Mount Sinai Health System United Helpers United Methodist Communities UnitedHealth Group Veterans Benefits Administration WellStar Health Systems Wellforce Winona Health
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Job Title
Company
Location
Date Posted
Federal Contractor
Active Day
Boiling Springs, South Carolina
09/23/2021
No
The Jewish Board
Brooklyn, New York
09/23/2021
No
Boston University
BOSTON, Massachusetts
09/24/2021
No
ProMedica Health System
Yardley, Pennsylvania
09/24/2021
Yes

Occupational Therapy Assistants Salary Guide 2021

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