Rhode Island Occupational Therapist Salaries

Salary for Occupational Therapists in Rhode Island

Rhode Island is the smallest state in the country, but it is heavily populated and has a wide variety of industries available to career seekers.  The capital city, Providence, is a major distribution center and there are several fishing ports.  Rhode Island manufacturers produce jewelry, electronics and boats.  The state also has many research facilities for health and medicine.

For those interested in becoming an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR) or a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) in Rhode Island, salaries are slightly above the national averages.  The annual average Rhode Island occupational therapist salary is $68,890 compared to a national average income of $67,920.  COTAs enjoy an annual average income of $50,790, above the national average annual COTA income of $48,440.

Rhode Island Department of Health Office of Health Professional Regulations monitors OT professionals and its Board of Occupational Therapy Practice serves in an advisory capacity to Department of Health and the Director of Health.  The board reviews and approves initial licensing for OTR and COTA applicants and exercises disciplinary authority over license holders. For more information on the regulatory practices and restrictions, check out the website at:


Rhode Island Occupational Therapy Association (RiOTA) is the voluntary professional organization for those in the OT Field and strives to be an advocate for the profession and to advance the practice of OT. It’s website is www.riota.org.

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