Occupational Therapist Salary

The median Occupational Therapist Salary is calculated by the Canada Salary and Wage Guide. An occupational therapist works in a number of settings including hospitals and clinics.  The average Occupational Therapists Salary will vary depending on the location and the setting.  The assumption was made that the therapists reflected here were working an average of 35 hours per week with a total of 1750 hours per year.

Socialized Medicine

In Canada, Socialized Medicine makes sure that all Canadian citizens are assured medical care for themselves and their family under the Canadian health care system. This health care program provides Canadians preventative, as well as daily medical care from doctors. This ensures all Canadian citizens access to good medical and health care. Nearly all Canadian citizens, regardless of income or medical history qualify for this unique medical care.

Occupational Therapist Salary:







17.4973 CAD

34.6911 CAD

43.2345 CAD

United States










31,844.35 CAD

63,137.15 CAD

78,683.65 CAD

United States




Lowest and Highest Occupational Therapist Salary

The lowest paid Occupational Therapist earns less than $31,500 CAD.  While the highest paid earn over $78,000 annually.  Presumably this is offset by costs of living and other factors. The lower pay levels are associated with rural areas.  The highest pay levels are found in metropolitan areas. Demand and low supply seem to be a significant factor in fueling higher salaries.  

Top 5 Provinces

The top paying provinces to earn Occupational Therapist Salary are Calgary, Edmonton,Ottawa, Vancouverand Waterloo Region.

Top 5 Canadian Provinces for Occupational Therapist

The best provinces in Canadato earn a Occupational Therapist Salary are Calgary-Alberta, Edmonton-Alberta, Vancouver-Lower Mainland Southwest-British Columbia, Waterloo Region-Huron-Perth-Wellington-Dufferin-Ontario and Winnipeg-Manitoba.

Other Canadian Industries that Employ Occupational Therapists

Elementary and secondary schools, child daycare services and management/technical consulting services as well as employment agencies are other arenas where these professionals work.  Government and military also employ a small number of occupational therapists.

Employment Data

According to the Canadian Labor Market ninety three percent of the Occupational Therapists in Canada are women and only three percent are men.

Where They Work

Of all the Occupational Therapists employed in the Canadamost work in hospitals and additional health care settings with the minority working in other settings such as schools, universities and nursing homes.


Fringe benefits will vary depending on business size and other factors. To see what a typical benefits package is worth

A typical employment benefits package is worth over $15,000 CAD per year