Training Requirements for Occupational Therapy Aides

Occupational therapy aides need a high school diploma or equivalent and short-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Occupational therapy aides
Percent
Less than High School 0.0
High School 2.3
Some College 7.3
Associates Degree 75.2
Bachelors Degree 12.5
Masters Degree 1.4
Doctorate or Professional Degree 1.4

Employment Outlook for Occupational Therapy Aides

This represents about 8,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 2,000 more occupational therapy aides but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 5,000 more.

Typical Income for Occupational Therapy Aides

Hourly Income

On average,occupational therapy aides make $15.31 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Occupational therapy aides $9.82 $11.18 $13.62 $17.21 $24.61
Healthcare support occupations $9.51 $10.91 $13.42 $17.11 $21.93
Occupational therapy and physical therapist assistants and aides $10.81 $14.20 $23.54 $30.12 $36.67
Occupational therapy assistants and aides $13.49 $20.16 $26.96 $32.66 $38.01
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, occupational therapy aides make $31,840 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Occupational therapy aides $20,430 $23,260 $28,330 $35,800 $51,180
Healthcare support occupations $19,780 $22,690 $27,910 $35,580 $45,620
Occupational therapy and physical therapist assistants and aides $22,490 $29,530 $48,970 $62,650 $76,270
Occupational therapy assistants and aides $28,060 $41,940 $56,070 $67,930 $79,060
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

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

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