Occupational Therapy Salary Survey & Database

  • Please take a few minutes to add your recent salary information to the database.
  • *New Resource* – aside from the traditional salary database, there is a new OT FFS database, e.g., home health reimbursement rates. Whether you are an independent contractor or an OT entrepreneur, this new database helps give you an idea of the market rates for OT FFS based on location and setting 🙂
  • Both of these surveys are 100% anonymous and helps occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants to negotiate for higher wages.
  • Help keep OT competitive among other healthcare professions – submit your rates!

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Salary Database

*Disclaimer: This data is 100% user-generated and is not checked for accuracy.

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  • Click here to submit your salary to the database.
DateOT/OTADegreeYrs ExperienceCityStateCountrySettingWork TypeHours/WeekHourly Rate ($)Annual Income/Salary ($)Unionized?Raise Before?Additional Notes
05/18/23OTMaster's1Santa RosaCAUnited StatesInpatientFull Time4052108160Yes
05/19/23OTMaster'sCordeleGAUnited StatesOutpatientFull Time403975000N/A
05/24/23OTAAssociate'sMiamiFLUnited StatesALFFull Time402649920N/A
05/26/23OTMaster'sLos AngelesCAUnited StatesSchool SystemFull Time404998000Yes
06/01/23OTAAssociate'sLedyardCTUnited StatesSchool SystemFull Time4024.549000Yes
06/02/23OTDoctorate'sHoustonTXUnited StatesSNFFull Time404595000No
06/02/23OTMaster's1New York City NYUnited StatesSchool SystemFull Time356074000No
06/02/23OTDoctorate'sTwin citiesMNUnited StatesPediatricsFull Time393773000No
06/05/23OTMaster's7San DiegoCAUnited StatesSchool SystemFull Time4053.5102720Yes
06/05/23OTMaster'sArroyo GrandeCAUnited StatesInpatientFull Time424590000No
06/06/23OTMaster's4ConcordNCUnited StatesSchool SystemFull Time37.530.6766500Yes
06/07/23OTAAssociate'sOklahoma OKUnited StatesOther (Not Listed)Full Time404586400Yes
06/07/23OTDoctorate's4WatertownNYUnited StatesPediatricsSalary403778000No
06/07/23OTDoctorate'sEast MeadowNYUnited StatesSchool SystemFull Time303056000No
06/09/23OTABachelor's8EastonPAUnited StatesSchool SystemContract353244800Yes
06/11/23OTBachelor's1CuttackOutside USAIndiaMental HealthFull Time481.525092No
06/12/23OTMaster's6MaloneNYUnited StatesSchool SystemFull Time353657000No
06/14/23OTMaster'sTulsaOKUnited StatesAcuteFull Time4038.774304No
06/16/23OTMaster'sAnaheimCAUnited StatesSchool SystemFull Time4054.1386600Yes
06/18/23OTDoctorate'sDaytonOHUnited StatesInpatientFull Time403981000N/A
06/18/23OTABachelor's4NashvilleTNUnited StatesInpatientFull Time3225.2341983Yes
06/19/23OTMaster's7San DiegoCAUnited StatesOther (Not Listed)Full Time4045.6795000N/A
06/20/23OTMaster's6OaklandCAUnited StatesSNFFull Time4063130000No
06/20/23OTMaster'sMorgantownWVUnited StatesPediatricsFull Time403062400No
06/21/23OTMaster'sElmhurstILUnited StatesSNFPart Time253646800No
06/22/23OTMaster'sCorbinKYUnited StatesPediatricsPer visit404065000No
06/24/23OTDoctorate'sFort LauderdaleFLUnited StatesAcuteFull Time403368640N/A
06/25/23OTBachelor's3SAOutside USASaudi ArabiaMental HealthFull Time40145.21334851.2YesYes
06/26/23OTBachelor's4NelspruitOutside USASouth AfricaInpatientFull Time501013503NoYesI couldn't put my actual hourly rate of $5 as the algorithm wouldn't allow me too. I'm mortified that when converted to dollars I earn less than minimum wage. WTF!
06/27/23OTDoctorate's2IndianapolisINUnited StatesInpatientPart Time3231.7552832NoYesSub, all benefit (401K match 100% of 6%), yearly raises (3%), 75% productivity, 3 OTs, heart patients
06/27/23OTMaster's9OaklandCAUnited StatesHome HealthSalary4074.39155000YesYes
06/28/23OTDoctorate's1TampaFLUnited StatesHand TherapyFull Time4038.2279500NoNoFull benefits, not amazing
06/29/23OTAAssociate'sLouisvilleKYUnited StatesInpatientFull Time4025.2752561NoNoNew graduate working for Norton Healthcare, hourly pay is the same as another COTA I've spoken with working for the same company.
07/02/23OTMaster'sSan JoseCAUnited StatesSNFFull Time4050104000NoNoLinks Healthcare SNF. Basic benefits (medical, dental). 1 week PTO in 1st year. No 401K contribution (match) from employer. 85% productivity. Asked for $54/hour, was offered $50. New graduate.
07/02/23OTMaster's2RaleighNCUnited StatesHome HealthPer visit4044.2399000NoYes
07/13/23OTPhD5CorkOutside USAIreland {Republic}Mental HealthSalary353767000YesN/A
07/17/23OTDoctorate'sSan FranciscoCAUnited StatesSNFPRN (per-diem)4070145600NoYes
07/22/23OTMaster'sColumbiaMOUnited StatesSNFFull Time403674880NoNo
07/22/23OTMaster'sNatchitochesLAUnited StatesLTCFull Time404695680NoNoUrban, split full-time between two buildings (~1 hour apart), 6.01 PTO hours per pay period (based on hours worked), W2, they don't match 401K, in-house therapy, previously a COTA for 5+ years, they took my years of COTA experience into consideration, yes I negotiated my salary, 85% productivity, flexible schedule
07/22/23OTABachelor's5NatchitochesLAUnited StatesSNFFull Time3536.5663430NoYesRural, didn't match 401K, good PTO, flexible schedule, annual performance review with a potential of 2% raise, 90% productivity, no negotiation
07/29/23OTBachelor's1JerusalemOutside USAIsraelEarly InterventionPart Time301024300NoNo
08/03/23OTMaster's6Santa RosaCAUnited StatesInpatientFull Time3263131000YesYes
08/11/23OTAAssociate's7TampaCAUnited StatesSNFPRN (per-diem)203555000NoN/AFlat rate for all PRN. Was full-time then transitioned to PRN
08/11/23OTMaster'sGreenvilleSCUnited StatesInpatientSalary4035.6271240NoN/AAcute Care (all floors); did not negotiate salary
08/15/23OTMaster's7ElkhornWIUnited StatesInpatientFull Time4037.577800NoYesRural, Small hospital, large system
08/17/23OTMaster's9Berrien SpringsMIUnited StatesPediatricsPart Time216065000NoNo
08/18/23OTMaster's2Laguna HillsCAUnited StatesALFFull Time3348.582000NoNo
08/22/23OTMaster's2ChicagoILUnited StatesInpatientFull Time403876000NoYes
08/23/23OTMaster'sTulsaOKUnited StatesInpatientFull Time403879040YesNo
08/25/23OTABachelor'sHoustonTXUnited StatesSNFFull Time302850000NoN/A
08/29/23OTBachelor'sBuffaloNYUnited StatesOther (Not Listed)Full Time4038.780400NoYesPACE program, 1 raise in 8 years, only OT for 135 pts
09/04/23OTABachelor's1HuntsvilleTXUnited StatesPediatricsFull Time3632.5861000NoNo
09/17/23OTDoctorate'sPhoenixAZUnited StatesSNFFull Time404287000NoN/A
09/20/23OTAAssociate's2WhitestoneNYUnited StatesSchool SystemFull Time353565000NoYes
09/26/23OTAAssociate'sShreveportLAUnited StatesSNFFull Time402654080NoNoProductivity 95%
09/26/23OTMaster'sSan AntonioTXUnited StatesInpatientFull Time4033.6770033NoNo
09/26/23OTMaster'sVirginia BeachVAUnited StatesSNFFull Time4045.7595000NoYes
10/05/23OTMaster'sWestchesterNYUnited StatesSNFFull Time37.54082300NoN/A
10/09/23OTMaster's6BradentonFLUnited StatesHome HealthFull Time404288000NoYesBradenton
10/11/23OTABachelor's2LincolnNEUnited StatesSNFFull Time302756160NoNo
10/24/23OTMaster's4MiddletownDEUnited StatesOutpatientFull Time324578000NoYesHome-based outpatient, geriatric, in-home and ALF
10/26/23OTMaster's1Bergen CountyNJUnited StatesOutpatientFull Time4043.891125YesNohospital based outpatient setting, and inpatient unit referrals
10/31/23OTMaster's2MinneapolisMNUnited StatesMental HealthSalary403879000NoN/A
11/05/23OTMaster'sPhiladelphiaPAUnited StatesSchool SystemFull Time3552.8571300YesYesPSEA union, full benefits (first 3 years no premiums), rate is negotiated by the union and there are incremental increases over the next 3 years. 10-15 OTs in EI/School Age, salary is based upon an education/years of experience ladder.

NEW Resource! – OT FFS Database

Ever wondered if your reimbursement for fee for service is competitive or if you are underpaid? Wonder no more!

This FFS database allows OT practitioners to anonymously share their fee schedules based on location, type of service, rate, and any additional notes that may be helpful.

Please help contribute and keep OT competitive with healthcare by taking the time to enter your fees. From home health to driver rehabilitation to consultations and more – it only takes a few minutes to submit if you have your rates pulled up or memorized.

Fee for Service (Visit-Based / Fee Schedule / Reimbursement) Survey & Database for Occupational Therapy Practitioners

  • Only the first service and it’s rate is shown to reduce the number of columns and prevent horizontal scroll bars.
  • Click on a specific entry to expand and see more information about additional services for that location.
  • Rates are in $ USD.
  • Click here to submit your FFS rates to the database.
DateOT/OTACityStateCountrySettingService #1Rate #1Service #2Rate #2Service #3Rate #3Service #4Rate #4Service #5Rate #5Service #6Rate #6Service #7Rate #7Service #8Rate #8Service #9Rate #9Service #10Rate #10Additional Notes
06/24/23OTSanta RosaCAUnited StatesHome HealthEvaluation115Progress Note110Discharge Summary110Start of Care135OTA Cosign5For home health agency. 1099. Rates provided for OT new to the setting, but 5 years as an OT. Tried to negotiate but company would not budge on the rates.
07/19/23OTPasadenaCAUnited StatesPediatricsProgress Note45
07/19/23OTGreenvilleSCUnited StatesPediatricsEvaluation8860 minute treatment44New graduate with <1 year experience. Contract position with no benefits. Facility is responsible for all appointment scheduling and insurance . Practitioners only responsible for treating and documentation.
11/22/23OTOrlandoFLUnited StatesTelehealth1 Hour Session54Online school based pediatrics with national contract company. No paid in-direct time.