The Best Travel Occupational Therapy Jobs

If you are an Occupational Therapist or Occupational Therapist Assistant, you can travel the nation while working in the best clinics and with the best people. Advanced Travel Therapy’s travel OT jobs network can place you in new and exciting places where your Occupational Therapy skills can grow along with your personal experiences.

We work hard with you to make sure the OT positions we place you in are custom matches to your skills and personality. Your travel OT job will get the support and service you deserve from the company that gets you – Advanced Travel Therapy.

How Much Do Occupational Therapists Make? OT Salary Information

Occupational therapy is an allied healthcare career with excellent earning potential, strong future growth projected for the field and the ability to earn even more by working as a travel OT. According to most resources, as of 2017, Occupational Therapists can typically expect to earn anywhere from $70k - $85k annually.

A survey conducted by The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) in 2015 indicated that occupational therapy salaries grew by more than 8% between 2010 and 2015. According to this same survey, the median salary for an OT at the time was $70,000 per year.

AOTA also found that the highest paid OTs worked in the academic world, home healthcare and at skilled nursing facilities, of SNFs.

For newly graduated occupational therapists, or new hires, Indeed.com lists the national average salary for Occupational Therapists at about $76,284 per year. This is calculated by reviewing salary offerings in job listings on the site.

Experienced therapists at the top of the field can expect to earn upwards of $85,000 annually. Glassdoor.com lists $95k as the national maximum salary for an occupational therapist.

One of the most lucrative career paths for a OT are Occupational Therapy Travel Jobs. These types of travel OT jobs earn on average 20% more than their permanently placed OT colleagues.

For the most up to date information on how much you could earn as a travel occupational therapist working with Advanced Travel Therapy, call us today at 1-800-330-7711. One of our dedicated support team members would be more than happy to answer any of your questions.

How much do Occupational Therapists make in different states?

RankStateAnnual AverageHourly AverageSearch Jobs
1Nevada$101,870$48.98
2Texas$96,800$46.54
3New Jersey$91,660$44.07
4Virginia$91,450$43.97
5Connecticut$89,340$42.95
6California$89,160$42.87
7District of Columbia$89,040$42.81
8New York$86,940$41.80
9Colorado$86,420$41.55
10Maryland$86,170$41.43
11Delaware$85,930$41.31
12Arizona$85,470$41.09
13Massachusetts$85,280$41.00
14Ohio$84,910$40.82
15West Virginia$84,440$40.60
16Oregon$84,430$40.59
17Florida$84,150$40.46
18Tennessee$82,660$39.74
19Illinois$82,450$39.64
20Alabama$82,250$39.54
21Georgia$82,040$39.44
22Washington$81,670$39.27
23North Carolina$81,570$39.21
24Louisiana$81,510$39.19
25Mississippi$80,980$38.93
26Arkansas$80,850$38.87
27Rhode Island$80,610$38.75
28Utah$80,260$38.59
29Kentucky$80,110$38.51
30Kansas$79,810$38.37
31New Hampshire$79,740$38.34
32Oklahoma$78,620$37.80
33New Mexico$78,540$37.76
34Michigan$78,490$37.73
35Pennsylvania$78,420$37.70
36South Carolina$77,660$37.34
37Alaska$77,560$37.29
38Hawaii$77,280$37.15
39Indiana$76,360$36.71
40Nebraska$75,810$36.45
41Vermont$75,720$36.41
42Iowa$75,000$36.06
43Wyoming$74,360$35.75
44Missouri$74,170$35.66
45Idaho$72,260$34.74
46Minnesota$71,800$34.52
47Montana$70,980$34.13
48Wisconsin$67,710$32.55
49North Dakota$64,900$31.20
50Maine$64,620$31.07
51South Dakota$63,920$30.73

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Data from 2016 Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Why Occupational Therapists Choose Advanced Travel Therapy

Highly Competitive Pay
Travel occupational therapists make around 20% more than their permanently placed colleagues. This is primarily for two reasons, 1) You'll have to travel to the facility that has the need for your skills, and 2) Travel therapy assignments are typically only 13 weeks in duration.

Freedom & Flexibility
When you partner with Advanced Travel Therapy, you’ll gain a level of control over your career that many allied healthcare professionals only dream of. You can choose where, when and for how long you work during the year. Ready for another travel assignment the moment you’re last one finishes? We’ve got you covered! Want to take a break and check back in next month? We’ve got that covered too! Advanced is committed to helping you achieve success in your career, no matter what that looks like to you.

The Adventure of Travel
Imagine being able to spread out the map on your kitchen table and literally pick a spot. Throw darts? Close your eyes and point? Whichever method you choose, we’ll scour our nationwide network of great occupational therapy travel jobs to find the ideal assignment that meets your individual specifications and career goals.

Excellent Benefits for Travel Occupational Therapists

  • Highly Competitive Pay
  • Travel Expense Allowance
  • State Licensure Reimbursement
  • Tuition Rewards
  • 401(k) with Company Matching
  • Mentorship Programs
  • Easy to Access CEUs
  • Comprehensive Medical Coverage
  • Outstanding Customer Service & Support