Training Requirements for Occupational Therapy Assistants

Occupational therapy assistants need an associate's degree.

Degrees for Occupational therapy assistants
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 Assistants

This represents about 33,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 14,000 more occupational therapy assistants but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 23,000 more.

Typical Income for Occupational Therapy Assistants

Hourly Income

On average,occupational therapy assistants make $28.62 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Occupational therapy assistants $18.83 $23.46 $28.37 $33.92 $38.50
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 assistants make $59,530 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Occupational therapy assistants $39,160 $48,790 $59,010 $70,550 $80,090
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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