Occupational therapist

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How much does an Occupational Therapist make in California?

Average base salary
1.6k salaries reported, updated at Jun 30, 2020
per hour
The average salary for a occupational therapist is $52.45 per hour in California.
8% higher
than national average
Most common benefits
  • Disability insurance
  • Life insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Referral program
  • Flexible schedule

Salaries by years of experience in California

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Where can an Occupational Therapist earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for occupational therapists

Most recommended skill

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earn +19.23% more

The jobs requiring this skill have decrease by 27.95% since 2018. Occupational Therapists with this skill earn +19.23% more than the average base salary, which is $52.45 per hour.

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Most common benefits for Occupational Therapists

  • Disability insurance
  • Life insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Referral program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Vision insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) matching
  • License reimbursement
  • Professional development assistance
  • Paid time off

Salary satisfaction

Based on 2,215 ratings

68% of Occupational therapists in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area

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