Information About Occupational Therapist Assistants

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Training

Occupational therapist assistants need associate degree.

Degrees for Occupational therapist assistants
Training for Occupational Therapist Assistants
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 26,000 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 7,000 more occupational therapist assistants but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 11,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, occupational therapist assistants make $25.07 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Occupational therapist assistants $16.20 $20.20 $25.00 $29.60 $34.60
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 assistants make $52,150 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Occupational therapist assistants $33,750 $42,180 $52,040 $61,710 $71,960
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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