This post's title was the subject line of an email I got recently from Ladies Get Paid that made me raise my eyebrows! What a question! Negotiating your salary can be intimidating, especially if you are asking for a raise. The best way to make your case that you should be making more money is to have data that shows it.
We can help you with that! AOTA’s 2019 Salary & Workforce Survey is the largest workforce study in the field of occupational therapy.
Our last workforce survey in 2015 showed us that after just 6 years in the field, occupational therapists saw a $10,000 increase in their salary and occupational therapy assistants see a $9,000 increase. Have you seen that increase in your own salary?
We also found the top-paid regions, top-paid settings, and lots of other information that make it easier for you to compare your salary and make sure you’re earning what you deserve.
But we need your help! The more occupational therapy practitioners and students who take the survey the more information we can give you in return. Take the survey by May 15 and you will get access to a complimentary executive summary of the report, which will include earnings data by practice area. The survey only takes 5-7 minutes. Take it now!
Complete the survey online now!
Check out our infographic to see what we found in 2015 and what you’ll learn by participating in the 2019 survey! Share this infographic with your colleagues and encourage them to take the survey too.
For those who complete the survey by the deadline of May 15, 2019:
- You will receive an executive summary of the final report to help evaluate where you are in comparison to others in your area of practice and experience.
- You will be entered in a drawing for one of the following prizes:
- Three (3) Third Place prizes of one (1) free year of AOTA membership
- One (1) Second Place prize of a $400 Apple gift card
- One (1) Grand prize of free travel, accommodations, and Conference registration to AOTA's 2020 Annual Conference & Expo in Boston, MA
- Winners will be announced on June 3, 2019.
AOTA has put into place strict rules to safeguard the confidentiality of information collected and ensure that entries are anonymous. The raffle entry will not be linked to your survey response.
[Visual description of infographic: Three facts about OT & OTA salaries. AOTA's 2015 Salary & Workforce Survey provided the occupational therapy profession with valuable insights like the three facts below. 1) Salaries Rising. In 2015, salaries rose 8.2% for full-time occupational therapists (OTs) and 9.1% for occupational therapy assistants (OTAs) since 2010. 2) Highest paid settings. OTs and OTAs were compensated the highest in academia, home health, and long term care / skilled nursing facilities. 3) Top paid region. In 2015, OTs and OTAs earned the most in the Pacific Region. Followed closely by South Atlantic and South Central. Take the 2019 survey to get insights like these for free! www.aota.org/salarysurvey]