Average Occupational Therapist OT Salary in Canada

Annual Base Salary - $70,407.00/year

The average annual salary of Occupational Therapist (OT) is $70,407.00


The starting salary of Occupational Therapist (OT) is between $44,149.00 and $51,940.00 whereas the maximum salary range is between $89,040.00 and $102,396.00.

Minimum Annual PayMaximum Annual Pay
Average Hourly Pay - $38.44/hour

The average hourly pay of Occupational Therapist (OT) is $38.44.


The starting hourly rate is between $26.00 and $30.90 for Occupational Therapist (OT) whereas the maximum hourly wage is between $54.50 and $63.00.

Minimum Hourly PayMaximum Hourly Pay
Bonus Range: Tooltip
$107.00 - $5,300.00
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  • Currency : CAD
  • Annual Salary : $70,407.00
  • Hourly Pay : $38.44
  • Weekly Pay : $1,265.00
  • Fortnightly Salary : $2,531.00
  • Monthly Salary : $5,483.00

Occupational Therapist (OT) Salary Comparison by Gender


This pie chart demonstrates the gender share for Occupational Therapist (OT). As indicated, the golden colour represents the percentage share for women and the green represents the percentage share for men.

As shown in the chart, female employees are involved significantly more as Occupational Therapist (OT) compared to male. Their involvement is 78% while of male is only 22%.

Salary Distribution Based on Years of Experience

The line graph shows Occupational Therapist (OT) salary in Canada on an annual basis. In this graph specifically, it is indicated that as the years of experience increases, so does their wages.

For Occupational Therapist (OT) working less than a year in a company, you notice that their annual salary starts around $63,247.02.

As the years of experience reaches 1 to 4, there is a significant increase of $3,967.63 which would give a total wage of CAD67,214.65.

Once the experience reaches 5-9 years Occupational Therapist (OT) salary would increase again to a total of $74,020.88, adding $6,806.23 from the last salary increase.

After reaching the 10-19 year experience in their career, another increase in salary will be added to a total of $80,673.77.

And finally, once the Occupational Therapist (OT) gains 20 years of experience or more, their salary would reach $84,743.58.

Prominent Skills Affecting Occupational Therapist (OT) Salary

The bar graph data indicates the importance of specific skills which can have a direct impact on Occupational Therapist (OT)'s salary. It clearly highlights the skills needed for a post of Occupational Therapist (OT) when hired by an employer.

The most vital skill expected of Occupational Therapist (OT) is Psychiatric which impacts the most than the rest of the skills indicated with a staggering 31% comparatively. Therefore, one’s salary would greatly depend on their skills in Psychiatric.

The skill least likely to affect one’s pay would be Geriatrics with 1%. It can be said that Geriatrics skill will unlikely impact the salary.

Compensation Statistics Based on Experience Levels

This combination of a line and the bar graph shows how the experience affects the salary of Occupational Therapist (OT). Companies are considering factors like training and education directly affecting the salary offered to you as an employee. The line graph shows the salary increment with the increase in experience whereas the bar graph shows the comparision of how the salary is getting affected based on experience level.

As shown in the trends, lowest earning is $64,070.00 whereas the highest earning is $84,488.00 which clearly shows the salary increases with the level of expertise.

Experienced person will earn the maximum salary of $84,488.00 at 20%. So to summerize, Entry Level earns 9% less than the average salary, Early Career earns 2% less than the average salary, Mid Carrer earns 7% more than the average salary, Late Career earns 16% more than the average salary, Experienced earns 20% more than the average salary.

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