Occupational Therapists’ Salaries

OT salaries vary depending on what field you work in, what level of experience you have and what type of responsibility you have and where in the UK you are.
The agenda for change, put in place in 2004 was introduced to harmonise pay and terms and conditions for all NHS workers other than doctors. This saw the end of the basic grade, senior 2, senior 1 type scale and brought in banding. It starts at band 5 for newly qualified OT and goes up. A result of this was that it brought into place even pay for physiotherapists and OT's.

About our resident Occupational Therapist

I knew I wanted to be an Occupational Therapist from quite a young age. I grew up in New Zealand and had a family friend who was born with Spina Bifida. I spent a lot of time with her, and through this was able to spend time with her at school and saw how therapists worked with her. I left school after obtaining the equivalent of 5 A levels and was accepted into Auckland University of Technology (Auckland Institute of Technology at the time). I spent 3 years studying to gain a Bachelor of Health Science (Occupational Therapy).