Travel Therapy Salary – Is it really more?


Whether you are just starting out in your therapy career or have been working for twenty years a short-term travel contract can be a great option for you. One of the best parts of a travel therapy job is the chance it gives you to make more money than you would in a permanent position. The question though is how much is the difference. That’s why over the next 5 weeks we will be doing a 5 five part series on the pay for travel therapists versus a permanent therapy or rehab position.physical therapist realizing she is out of money

Here is the schedule of the posts:

Travel Physical Therapy (PT) Salary
Travel Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) Salary
Travel Occupational Therapy (OT) Salary
Travel Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) Salary
Travel Speech Therapy (SLP) Salary

So check back to see your specialty’s post. To make it easy you can subscribe to the Rehab and Therapy Jobs.com RSS feed here.


About the Author

My name is Jeff Long. I’m the Marketing Manager at Medical Solutions. I am not a physical therapist (I have been a physical therapy patient plenty though) and am not a recruiter. I have worked at Medical Solutions for four years and think it is a great travel physical therapy company that has a lot to offer physical therapists and PTAs interested in a travel career. I do post travel physical therapy jobs from Medical Solutions on this site, and write about travel physical therapy, but you will not be recruited on this blog (unless you specifically inquire about traveling with Medical Solutions then I will forward your info to a Career Consultant). I understand that you are reading and/or commenting on this blog purely for informational purposes and I want you to enjoy that experience My job is to help you meet your career goals by sharing information, advice and the benefits of a travel therapy career with you.

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  5. Most travel COTAs earn over $60,000 annually. Which is slightly higher than the average COTA salary (http://occupational-therapy-assistant.org/how-much-is-a-occupational-therapist-assistant-salary/)

    Travel COTAs also usually get paid travel, including air/transportation, apartment, and usually an allowance on top of the salary.

    If you aren’t tied down with kids then it could be a fun and lucrative career option to try for a while.

  6. Travel Occupational Therapy salary is always more attractive than permanent positions. In addition to better salary, they also enjoy other benefits like paid mileage, housing stipend, referral bonuses, Medical coverage and insurance, vacation pay, free travel, paid housing, non-taxable living stipends, and assignment completion bonuses. Travelling also offers them great opportunities to work in the best medical facilities and meet a variety of Occupational Therapists and other medical personnel, and gain valuable therapy experience. The Job flexibility and opportunity to travel different new places are other charms of Travel therapy together with higher remuneration. http://www.topoccupationaltherapyschool.com/traveling-occupational-therapist/

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