Occupational Therapists earn an average salary of £27,618 or £19.69 per hour with a bonus of up to £3,250.
Pay by Experience Level for Occupational Therapists
The entry-level, years of experience and the average salary for Occupational Therapists are as follow:
Entry-level Occupational Therapists with less than one-year experience earns £22,759 (bonus, overtime pay, and tips are included).
Early-career Occupational Therapists with 1-4 years of experience can expect to earn £25,757.
Mid-career Occupational Therapists with 5-9 years of experience will pocket £30,580.
Experienced Occupational Therapists with 10-19 years of experience will make £35,691.
Late career Occupational Therapists with more than twenty years’ experience can look forward to a total average of £32,115 compensation.
Essential Skills for Occupational Therapists
Geriatrics, Acute Care, Long Term Care, and Home Health/Home Care are some of the most popular skills for Occupational Therapists.
How Become an Occupational Therapist?
People can work as Occupational Therapists in the United Kingdom if they:
- Hold a degree or equivalent qualification.
- Have experience of working in a therapeutic or non-therapeutic environment.
- I have previous experience working with children or those with disabilities.
What Do Occupational Therapists Do?
Occupational therapists specialize in the psychological or behavioral management of mental disorders.
Occupational therapists may assist individuals with speech, communication, visual, and motor disabilities in performing activities of daily living and in attending to themselves and their families.
Occupational therapists work with individuals and families in an individual or family group setting to address challenges of daily living such as managing the household and technical procedures, attending to concerns about self or others, and guiding family functioning and living together.
The objective of an occupational therapy occupational plan is to maximize the effectiveness of the interventions that occupational therapists offer to enhance the quality of life of individuals with mental disorders.