If you are curious to know how much US-based occupational therapists and physical therapists earn, well, look no further. PayScale is a website with one of the world’s largest database of individual employee compensation profiles and gives a precise idea of the salaries of therapists in real-time. The numbers are based on people who have signed up for an account with them so it does not necessarily speak for the entire OT/PT population in the States. The salary comparisons presented below are based on employer type, state or province, industry and skill or specialty.
Occupational Therapists Salary Survey
For occupational therapists, it seems that therapists who work for franchises and in California get higher salaries. The same would hold true also for OTs who are in the rehabilitation industry and who are into training.
Physical Therapists Salary Survey
As for physical therapists, the data collected shows that therapists who are self-employed and are based in California. High-earning PTs come from the home health care industry and who are into operations management.