Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

29-1122 Occupational Therapists

Assess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that help build or restore vocational, homemaking, and daily living skills, as well as general independence, to persons with disabilities or developmental delays.


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)
103,570 1.2 % $36.05 $74,970 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $24.03 $29.58 $35.49 $42.69 $50.17
Annual Wage (2) $49,980 $61,520 $73,820 $88,790 $104,350


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 24,320 3.53 $36.63 $76,190
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 23,820 0.46 $35.70 $74,250
Elementary and Secondary Schools 13,280 0.16 $32.15 $66,880
Nursing Care Facilities 10,400 0.62 $38.50 $80,070
Home Health Care Services 9,140 0.81 $41.13 $85,540

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 24,320 3.53 $36.63 $76,190
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 5,100 2.31 $36.55 $76,030
Home Health Care Services 9,140 0.81 $41.13 $85,540
Nursing Care Facilities 10,400 0.62 $38.50 $80,070
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 23,820 0.46 $35.70 $74,250

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Home Health Care Services 9,140 0.81 $41.13 $85,540
Employment Services 1,830 0.06 $40.26 $83,750
Nursing Care Facilities 10,400 0.62 $38.50 $80,070
Community Care Facilities for the Elderly 1,000 0.13 $37.44 $77,880
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 50 (7) $37.21 $77,410


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 8,520 0.61 0.75 $40.74 $84,750
Texas 7,350 0.71 0.88 $40.76 $84,780
New York 7,300 0.87 1.07 $34.91 $72,610
Florida 6,540 0.91 1.13 $38.29 $79,650
Pennsylvania 5,920 1.07 1.32 $33.58 $69,840




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)
Maine 960 1.66 2.06 $31.16 $64,820
Massachusetts 4,710 1.49 1.85 $36.04 $74,960
New Hampshire 800 1.32 1.64 $30.58 $63,600
Connecticut 1,890 1.18 1.46 $38.45 $79,970
North Dakota 430 1.17 1.44 $25.58 $53,200




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 730 0.65 0.81 $45.58 $94,800
District of Columbia (8) (8) (8) $40.93 $85,120
Texas 7,350 0.71 0.88 $40.76 $84,780
California 8,520 0.61 0.75 $40.74 $84,750
New Jersey 3,340 0.89 1.10 $40.48 $84,190





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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,890 0.77 0.95 $37.83 $78,690
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,890 0.81 1.00 $36.63 $76,190
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,230 1.33 1.65 $36.07 $75,020
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,200 0.57 0.71 $42.54 $88,480
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,970 1.09 1.35 $35.72 $74,310
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,950 0.95 1.18 $44.40 $92,340
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,620 0.64 0.79 $36.92 $76,800
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,450 1.16 1.43 $38.05 $79,140
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,430 0.84 1.04 $30.46 $63,360
Pittsburgh, PA 1,410 1.27 1.57 $32.25 $67,070




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)
New Bedford, MA 210 3.41 4.22 $38.91 $80,930
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, MA 120 2.49 3.08 $34.75 $72,290
Pittsfield, MA 80 2.45 3.04 $36.30 $75,510
Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division 140 2.41 2.98 $34.17 $71,080
Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, MA-NH NECTA Division 180 2.36 2.92 $30.39 $63,210
Altoona, PA 130 2.21 2.74 $31.15 $64,780
Bismarck, ND 130 2.07 2.56 $25.60 $53,240
Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI 120 2.05 2.54 $30.05 $62,490
Gadsden, AL 70 2.01 2.49 $31.95 $66,460
Gainesville, FL 240 1.98 2.45 $29.69 $61,760