Occupational Therapist Salary in Australia

AU$67,500
per year
per hour
AU$34.30
per hour
per year

Occupational Therapist - Average Salary

The average salary for an Occupational Therapist is AU$67,500 per year (AU$34.30 per hour), which is AU$2,140 (+3%) higher than the national average salary in Australia.
An Occupational Therapist can expect an average starting salary of AU$48,600. The highest salaries can exceed AU$100,000.
AU$48,600
Low
AU$67,500
Average
AU$100,000
High
AU$27.30
Low
AU$34.30
Average
AU$55
High

Occupational Therapist Salary - Distribution

Low
AU$48,600
Average
AU$67,500
Senior
AU$79,650
High
AU$100,000
Low
AU$27.30
Average
AU$34.30
Senior
AU$37.20
High
AU$55
Among occupational therapists, Entry-Level Occupational Therapists tend to have the lowest salaries, while more experienced workers like Senior Occupational Therapists enjoy the highest salaries.

Occupational Therapist - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Senior Occupational TherapistAU$80K/year
+18% 
Pediatric Occupational TherapistAU$73K/year
+8% 
Grade 2 Occupational TherapistAU$69K/year
+2% 
Grade 1 Occupational TherapistAU$64K/year
 -6%
Entry-Level Occupational TherapistAU$49K/year
 -28%

Occupational Therapist - Pay by Experience Level

An entry level Occupational Therapist with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$48,600. A mid career Occupational Therapist with 4-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$65,800, while a senior Occupational Therapist with 10-20 years of experience makes on average AU$79,650. Occupational therapists with more than 20 years of experience earn AU$88,400 on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of an Occupational Therapist

Late Career▲ +31%
Senior▲ +18%
Average SalaryAU$67,500/year
Mid Career▼ -3%
Entry Level▼ -28%

Gender Breakdown

Female
87%
Male
13%

Occupational Therapist - Jobs by Location

Occupational Therapist - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Occupational Therapist jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months.
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