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Average Occupational Therapist Salary — Occupational Therapist Wages in Canada
The table below details the hourly wages for Occupational Therapists.
The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 3143.
Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: occupational therapist (OT), clinical occupational therapist and community occupational therapist.
The pay information below has been split into rough bands as follows:
According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average wages are earned in Calgary, Alberta at $40.61 per hour and the lowest average wages are earned in Montreal, Quebec at $17.25 per hour.
A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $67,000 – $77,000.
The largest sector of employment for occupational therapists is health care and social assistance. The average weekly earnings for the health care and social assistance sector as a whole were $800.90 in 2012, a decrease of 1.7% on the previous year. Assuming an average working week of 36 hours, hourly average earnings in the sector for 2012 are $22.25.
Average Hourly Wages for Occupational Therapists in Canada
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|Calgary – Alberta*||36.38||40.61||53.14||2011|
|Edmonton – Alberta||32.03||38.04||45.15||2011|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia||31.40||36.48||38.64||2011|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||25.90||29.00||34.00||2010|
|Fredericton – New Brunswick||19.00||25.21||33.25||2006/7|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia||23.50||33.15||34.15||2010|
|Toronto – Ontario||29.32||37.97||42.50||2010|
|Ottawa – Ontario||31.11||36.86||40.00||2010|
|Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario||27.99||36.56||41.55||2010|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie / Guelph – Ontario||27.99||36.56||41.55||2010|
|Prince Edward Island||26.75||-||34.60||2011|
|Montreal – Quebec||16.50||17.25||18.25||2008|
|Saskatoon and Rural West – Saskatchewan||27.70||33.60||36.40||2010|
* 5th percentile, median, 95th percentile bands used.