How Much Do Occupational Therapists Make?


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As of 2012, occupation therapists have an hourly rate of $36.73, earning up to $76,400 annually. It is necessary to have a master's degree in order to earn this pay in today's competitive job market.

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In 2012, the Bureau of Labor Statics predicted that the job outlook will grow by 29 percent between 2012 and 2022. Most occupational therapists work in hospitals and occupational therapy offices. Some work in schools, nursing homes and home health centers. The salary of occupational therapists vary widely by state and each state requires therapists to be registered and licensed. Occupational therapists help patients to improve skills necessary for working and daily living.

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