Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
105,540 1.1 % $36.73 $76,400 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $24.28 $30.06 $36.25 $43.40 $51.47
Annual Wage (2) $50,500 $62,510 $75,400 $90,270 $107,070


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 25,810 3.59 $37.29 $77,570
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 23,830 0.45 $36.30 $75,510
Elementary and Secondary Schools 14,090 0.17 $32.91 $68,440
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 9,970 0.60 $39.99 $83,180
Home Health Care Services 9,590 0.81 $41.76 $86,850

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 25,810 3.59 $37.29 $77,570
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 5,240 2.28 $37.40 $77,790
Home Health Care Services 9,590 0.81 $41.76 $86,850
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 9,970 0.60 $39.99 $83,180
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 23,830 0.45 $36.30 $75,510

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Home Health Care Services 9,590 0.81 $41.76 $86,850
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 9,970 0.60 $39.99 $83,180
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 120 0.01 $39.93 $83,050
Employment Services 2,160 0.07 $39.34 $81,830
Insurance Carriers 50 (7) $38.25 $79,560


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 9,250 0.65 0.80 $41.53 $86,380
New York 7,650 0.90 1.11 $35.79 $74,450
Texas 7,050 0.67 0.82 $40.77 $84,810
Florida 6,160 0.85 1.05 $38.25 $79,560
Pennsylvania 5,580 1.00 1.23 $33.87 $70,450




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 980 1.68 2.08 $31.91 $66,370
Massachusetts 4,860 1.52 1.87 $35.80 $74,450
Colorado 2,570 1.15 1.43 $36.39 $75,680
Connecticut 1,770 1.09 1.35 $40.21 $83,640
New Hampshire 660 1.08 1.33 $31.72 $65,980




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 800 0.71 0.88 $50.62 $105,290
New Jersey 3,430 0.91 1.12 $41.67 $86,680
California 9,250 0.65 0.80 $41.53 $86,380
District of Columbia 310 0.48 0.59 $40.99 $85,260
Texas 7,050 0.67 0.82 $40.77 $84,810





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 4,030 0.78 0.96 $39.12 $81,370
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,070 0.84 1.04 $35.69 $74,230
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,490 0.64 0.79 $43.22 $89,890
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,490 1.45 1.79 $35.60 $74,040
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,870 0.89 1.10 $43.91 $91,330
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,810 0.99 1.22 $34.81 $72,410
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 1,580 1.29 1.59 $36.66 $76,250
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,570 0.60 0.74 $37.34 $77,660
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,490 0.85 1.05 $31.34 $65,190
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,430 1.13 1.40 $37.71 $78,430