Travel Occupational Therapist Jobs

Occupational therapists are allied health professionals who work with patients of all ages with varying types and severity of injuries or disabilities. They help their patients overcome the physical impairments that prevent them from performing activities/occupations of daily life. OTs evaluate and improve a patient’s functional abilities through a variety of treatment techniques and tools similar to physical therapists.

Occupational therapy is a physically demanding job, but it can also be rewarding because of the tremendous difference OTs can make in patients’ lives. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects job growth of 16% from 2019 to 2029 for OTs primarily due to an ever-growing aging population.

Occupational Therapist salary According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, occupational therapists in staff positions earned $84,950 annually in May 2019. This salary works out to about $1,634 per week or $40.85 per hour when working 40 hours weekly.

During that same period, Vivian data reported that top-earning travel occupational therapists made $2,212 weekly. This gross salary included additional compensations that staff therapists don’t receive. These compensations are tax-free and may include stipends for housing, meals, and other incidentals, but only travel allied healthcare professionals who can claim a permanent tax home receive these.

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Travel Occupational Therapist

  • Glenwood Springs, CO
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
1 year of experience, BLS and national and state certification and/or as requiredCross Country Allied is one of the largest and most recognized healthcare staffing companies. We ha ...
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13 days ago

$3,760/wk

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Travel Occupational Therapist

  • Glenwood Springs, CO
    • 5x8 hrs
Location: Glenwood Springs, CO Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Skilled Nursing Facility - SNF to join our travel team in Glenwood Springs, CO! This is a full tim ...
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$3,683/wk

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Travel Occupational Therapist

  • Clinton, IA
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
1 year of experience, BLS and national and state certification and/or as requiredCross Country Allied is one of the largest and most recognized healthcare staffing companies. We ha ...
Travel
13 days ago

$3,520/wk

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Travel Occupational Therapist

  • Glenwood Springs, CO
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
Coast Medical Services Job ID #. Pay package is based on 12.5 hour shifts and 36.0 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
Travel
2 days ago

$3,515/wk

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Travel Occupational Therapist

  • Jersey City, NJ
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
TotalMed Job ID #743921. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Occupational Therapist - Occupational Therapist in ...
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1 day ago

$3,432/wk

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Travel Occupational Therapist

  • Tacoma, WA
    • 5x8 hrs
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1 year of experience, BLS and national and state certification and/or as requiredCross Country Allied is one of the largest and most recognized healthcare staffing companies. We ha ...
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$2,525/wk

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Travel Occupational Therapist

  • Tacoma, WA
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
TotalMed Job ID #743940. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Occupational Therapist - Occupational Therapist in ...
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1 day ago

$2,413/wk

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Travel Occupational Therapist

  • Goleta, GA
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
#29404
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1 day ago

$2,275/wk

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Occupational Therapist

  • Redmond, WA
Jackson Therapy Partners is currently seeking a licensed Occupational Therapist for a contract position at a state-of-the-art facility where expert therapy professionals help patie ...
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$2,200/wk

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Travel Occupational Therapist

  • Castle Rock, CO
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
TotalMed Job ID #745078. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Occupational Therapist - Occupational Therapist in ...
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$2,176/wk

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Travel Occupational Therapist

  • Sacramento, CA
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
Coast Medical Services Job ID #. Pay package is based on 8.5 hour shifts and 40.0 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
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1 day ago

$2,138/wk

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Travel Occupational Therapist

  • Vancouver, WA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
Coast Medical Services Job ID #. Pay package is based on 12.5 hour shifts and 36.0 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
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$2,122/wk

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Travel Occupational Therapist

  • Soldotna, AK
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
TotalMed Job ID #743969. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Occupational Therapist - Occupational Therapist in ...
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1 day ago

$2,073/wk

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Travel Occupational Therapist

  • Bakersfield, CA
    • 5x8 hrs
Location: BAKERSFIELD, CA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Rehabilitation - Rehab to join our travel team in BAKERSFIELD, CA! This is a full time travel contract ...
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1 day ago

$2,032/wk

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Travel Occupational Therapist

  • Bakersfield, CA
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
1 year of experience, BLS and national and state certification and/or as requiredCross Country Allied is one of the largest and most recognized healthcare staffing companies. We ha ...
Travel
1 day ago

$2,025/wk

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Travel Occupational Therapist

  • Salinas, CA
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
ASAP start for a 13 week assignment in Salinas, CA (close to Monterey!) Great location and pay, 30 hours guaranteed
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1 day ago

$2,000/wk

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Travel Occupational Therapist

  • Sacramento, CA
    • 5x8 hrs
#29500
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1 day ago

$1,910/wk

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Travel Occupational Therapist

  • Richmond, VA
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
1 year of experience, BLS and national and state certification and/or as requiredCross Country Allied is one of the largest and most recognized healthcare staffing companies. We ha ...
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1 day ago

$1,880/wk

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Travel Occupational Therapist

  • Lake Waccamaw, NC
    • 5x8 hrs
Location: LAKE WACCAMAW, NC Setting: SNF UNIT Employment Type: Traveler Ardor is looking for a OT in Lake Waccamaw, NC! Apply now or contact us for more information ...
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1 day ago

$1,806/wk

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Travel Occupational Therapist

  • Elkhart, IN
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
Coast Medical Services Job ID #. Pay package is based on 8.5 hour shifts and 40.0 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
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$1,765/wk

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Travel Occupational Therapist

  • Rocky Mount, NC
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
TotalMed Job ID #743908. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Occupational Therapist - Occupational Therapist in ...
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1 day ago

$1,751/wk

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Travel Occupational Therapist

  • Torrance, CA
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
1 year of experience, BLS and national and state certification and/or as requiredCross Country Allied is one of the largest and most recognized healthcare staffing companies. We ha ...
Travel
1 day ago

$1,745/wk

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Travel Occupational Therapist

  • Goshen, IN
Jackson Therapy Partners is currently seeking a licensed Occupational Therapist for a contract position at a state-of-the-art facility where expert therapy professionals help patie ...
Travel
1 day ago

$1,660/wk

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Travel Occupational Therapist

  • Winnie, TX
Jackson Therapy Partners is currently seeking a licensed Occupational Therapist for a contract position at a state-of-the-art facility where expert therapy professionals help patie ...
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1 day ago

$1,520/wk

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Occupational Therapist FAQs

What are the best agencies for Occupational Therapist jobs?

The agencies on Vivian that currently have the most Occupational Therapist jobs are Jackson Therapy Partners (172), Ardor Health Solutions (158), and Cross Country Allied (66).

How Much Do Occupational Therapist Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Wednesday, January 26th 2022, the average weekly salary for a Occupational Therapist is $1,844, but can pay up to $3,760 per week.

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  • min - $792
  • avg - $1,844
  • max - $3,760

What does an Occupational Therapist do?

OTs review patients’ medical histories, ask them questions, and observe them doing specific tasks to evaluate their unique conditions and needs. They develop individualized treatment plans and rehabilitative programs that match a patient’s specific goals and include the activities required to help them reach these goals. This may include acquiring or regaining the skills needed to perform certain everyday tasks. It also may include restoring or improving daily living, homemaking, and/or vocational skills and/or modifying tasks to overcome an individual’s barriers to leading a fully functioning life. OTs educate patients’ families and/or employers about caring for and accommodating the patient. They may recommend special adaptive equipment and show patients how to use it.

Where do Occupational Therapists work?

OTs work in a wide range of settings including public and private hospitals, outpatient clinics, rehabilitation centers, schools, nursing home facilities, prisons, mental health facilities, and the private offices of occupational, physical, and speech therapists. They may also work for home health agencies, private sensory gyms, social services departments, travel allied health agencies, and even in private homes.

What skills make a good Occupational Therapist?

Because occupational therapists have many things to manage, including appointments, patients’ goals, and meetings with other medical professionals, good organizational skills are a must. Creative problem-solving skills are also essential, because every patient has different problems, goals, concerns, and motivations that require unique strategies. Good OTs also have great oral communication to explain symptoms, procedures, and exercise programs and listening skills to address patients’ concerns and goals for treatment. Other key skills of top occupational therapists include patience, determination, enthusiasm, teamwork, and written communication.

How to become an Occupational Therapist Travel Nurse?

Occupational therapists must earn a bachelor’s degree followed by a master’s degree in occupational therapy from a program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education. All states require licensing with requirements varying by state, but they all require passing the national examination administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy. OTs wanting to demonstrate their advanced knowledge may also pursue specialty certifications through the American Occupational Therapy Association.

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Posted on Jun 24, 2020
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Avoiding Travel Nurse Canceled Contracts

Posted on Apr 23, 2020
Travel Nursing and Canceled Contracts So, what are travel nurses doing if their contract gets canceled?? I wish the answer was, taking a vacation! But, as we all know that is wholly impossible right now and makes the whole situation a little crappier. Once coronavirus makes it’s exit, I personally will be on the first…

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Posted on Mar 19, 2020
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Posted on Jan 15, 2022
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Travel Occupational Therapist

  • Tacoma, WA
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
1 year of experience, BLS and national and state certification and/or as requiredCross Country Allied is one of the largest and most recognized healthcare staffing companies. We ha ...
Travel
4 days ago

$2,525/wk

Travel Occupational Therapist

  • Stockton, CA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
TotalMed Job ID #743980. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Occupational Therapist - Occupational Therapist i ...
Travel
1 day ago

$4,669/wk

Travel Occupational Therapist

  • Westfield, NJ
    • 5x8 hrs
Location: Westfield, NJ Setting: SNF UNIT Employment Type: Traveler Skilled Nursing Facility - SNF to join our travel team in Westfield, NJ! This is a full time travel contr ...
Travel
5 days ago

$1,625/wk

Travel Occupational Therapist

  • Saint Thomas, VI
Jackson Therapy Partners is currently seeking a licensed Occupational Therapist for a contract position at a state-of-the-art facility where expert therapy professionals help patie ...
Travel

$1,930/wk

Travel Occupational Therapist

  • Vancouver, WA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
Coast Medical Services Job ID #. Pay package is based on 12.5 hour shifts and 36.0 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
Travel
2 days ago

$2,122/wk

Travel Occupational Therapist

  • Vancouver, WA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
Coast Medical Services Job ID #. Pay package is based on 12.5 hour shifts and 36.0 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
Travel
2 days ago

$1,914/wk

Travel Occupational Therapist

  • Garden City, KS
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
Coast Medical Services Job ID #. Pay package is based on 8.5 hour shifts and 40.0 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
Travel
2 days ago

$1,765/wk

Travel Occupational Therapist

  • Bountiful, UT
    • 5x8 hrs
Location: BOUNTIFUL, UT Setting: SNF UNIT Employment Type: Traveler Rehabilitation - Rehab to join our travel team in BOUNTIFUL, UT! This is a full time travel contract posi ...
Travel
8 days ago

$1,381/wk

Travel Occupational Therapist

  • Kettering, OH
    • 5x8 hrs
Location: KETTERING, OH Setting: SNF UNIT Employment Type: Traveler Rehabilitation - Rehab to join our travel team in KETTERING, OH! This is a full time travel contract posi ...
Travel
1 day ago

$1,371/wk

Travel Occupational Therapist

  • Newton, NJ
Jackson Therapy Partners is currently seeking a licensed Occupational Therapist for a contract position at a state-of-the-art facility where expert therapy professionals help patie ...
Travel
13 days ago

$1,730/wk