Information About Occupational Therapist Aides

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Training

Occupational therapist aides need short-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Occupational therapist aides
Training for Occupational Therapist Aides
Percent
Less than High School 1.3
High School 1.3
Some College 10.1
Associates Degree 74.1
Bachelors Degree 11.5
Masters Degree 1.0
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.7

Employment

Represents about 7,000 people in the United States- 2.1% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 2,000 more occupational therapist aides but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 3,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, occupational therapist aides make $15.28 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Occupational therapist aides $8.99 $10.60 $13.50 $18.00 $24.70
Healthcare support occupations $8.50 $9.89 $12.00 $15.30 $19.10
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, occupational therapist aides make $31,770 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Occupational therapist aides $18,700 $22,180 $28,200 $37,520 $51,430
Healthcare support occupations $17,670 $20,570 $25,140 $31,980 $39,800
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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