Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

31-2012 Occupational Therapy Aides

Under close supervision of an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant, perform only delegated, selected, or routine tasks in specific situations. These duties include preparing patient and treatment room.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
7,180 3.9 % $14.95 $31,090 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.39 $10.29 $13.19 $17.41 $25.36
Annual Wage (2) $17,440 $21,400 $27,430 $36,220 $52,750


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,740 0.26 $14.80 $30,790
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,320 0.03 $14.35 $29,860
Nursing Care Facilities 1,310 0.08 $16.04 $33,370
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 650 0.30 $16.31 $33,930
Elementary and Secondary Schools 440 0.01 $15.31 $31,840

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 650 0.30 $16.31 $33,930
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,740 0.26 $14.80 $30,790
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 270 0.08 $11.21 $23,320
Nursing Care Facilities 1,310 0.08 $16.04 $33,370
Individual and Family Services 430 0.04 $11.22 $23,330

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Home Health Care Services (8) (8) $25.60 $53,240
Local Government (OES Designation) 70 (7) $20.15 $41,920
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 70 0.03 $17.75 $36,920
Community Care Facilities for the Elderly 130 0.02 $16.34 $33,990
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 650 0.30 $16.31 $33,930


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 790 0.06 0.99 $15.60 $32,440
Texas 550 0.05 0.96 $11.91 $24,780
Massachusetts 500 0.16 2.82 $18.65 $38,800
Illinois 490 0.09 1.58 $16.25 $33,790
Pennsylvania 440 0.08 1.43 $16.34 $33,990




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Idaho 160 0.27 4.74 $8.53 $17,750
Massachusetts 500 0.16 2.82 $18.65 $38,800
Rhode Island 60 0.13 2.28 $22.04 $45,840
New Mexico 80 0.10 1.75 $15.64 $32,520
Wisconsin 250 0.10 1.72 $14.66 $30,490




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 60 0.13 2.28 $22.04 $45,840
Connecticut 60 0.04 0.64 $21.58 $44,900
Massachusetts 500 0.16 2.82 $18.65 $38,800
Ohio 310 0.06 1.10 $18.46 $38,390
Washington 50 0.02 0.35 $18.08 $37,600

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 340 0.10 1.70 $17.44 $36,270
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 320 0.08 1.47 $13.25 $27,570
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 180 0.11 1.91 $17.98 $37,400
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 160 0.03 0.55 $15.52 $32,270
Pittsburgh, PA 140 0.13 2.23 $20.12 $41,850
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 120 0.16 2.80 $14.63 $30,430
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 120 0.07 1.17 $16.26 $33,820
St. Louis, MO-IL 120 0.09 1.63 $16.10 $33,490
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 110 0.05 0.90 $12.49 $25,980
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 90 0.04 0.71 $15.59 $32,430




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Barnstable Town, MA 60 0.61 10.76 $17.04 $35,450
Asheville, NC 30 0.20 3.47 $16.82 $34,990
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 40 0.18 3.17 $10.18 $21,170
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 80 0.16 2.83 $10.64 $22,130
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 120 0.16 2.80 $14.63 $30,430
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 70 0.13 2.25 $21.05 $43,790
Pittsburgh, PA 140 0.13 2.23 $20.12 $41,850
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 40 0.12 2.18 $13.56 $28,210
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 180 0.11 1.91 $17.98 $37,400
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 50 0.10 1.75 $11.32 $23,550




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Springfield, MA-CT (8) (8) (8) $23.29 $48,430
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 40 0.07 1.28 $22.29 $46,360
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 70 0.13 2.25 $21.05 $43,790
Pittsburgh, PA 140 0.13 2.23 $20.12 $41,850
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 60 0.05 0.81 $19.96 $41,510
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 180 0.11 1.91 $17.98 $37,400
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 340 0.10 1.70 $17.44 $36,270
Barnstable Town, MA 60 0.61 10.76 $17.04 $35,450
Asheville, NC 30 0.20 3.47 $16.82 $34,990
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 120 0.07 1.17 $16.26 $33,820


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2010 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011