Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
108,410 1.2 % $37.45 $77,890 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $24.67 $30.57 $36.99 $44.04 $52.59
Annual Wage (2) $51,310 $63,580 $76,940 $91,600 $109,380


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 27,350 3.68 $38.51 $80,090
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 24,280 0.46 $36.95 $76,870
Elementary and Secondary Schools 14,160 0.17 $33.36 $69,390
Home Health Care Services 10,000 0.82 $42.07 $87,500
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 9,730 0.59 $40.62 $84,490

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 27,350 3.68 $38.51 $80,090
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 5,450 2.28 $38.08 $79,200
Home Health Care Services 10,000 0.82 $42.07 $87,500
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 9,730 0.59 $40.62 $84,490
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 24,280 0.46 $36.95 $76,870

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Home Health Care Services 10,000 0.82 $42.07 $87,500
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 120 0.04 $41.39 $86,100
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 9,730 0.59 $40.62 $84,490
Insurance Carriers 60 0.01 $39.08 $81,290
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 180 0.02 $38.51 $80,100


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 9,030 0.61 0.75 $43.09 $89,620
New York 8,710 1.01 1.23 $36.61 $76,150
Texas 7,110 0.65 0.80 $41.61 $86,550
Florida 6,180 0.83 1.01 $38.85 $80,810
Pennsylvania 5,970 1.06 1.30 $34.70 $72,180




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 900 1.54 1.88 $31.89 $66,340
Massachusetts 4,590 1.41 1.72 $37.00 $76,960
Michigan 4,480 1.12 1.37 $32.34 $67,260
Colorado 2,570 1.12 1.37 $37.01 $76,970
New Hampshire 690 1.11 1.36 $33.59 $69,870




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 650 0.57 0.69 $53.91 $112,120
California 9,030 0.61 0.75 $43.09 $89,620
New Jersey 3,480 0.91 1.11 $42.39 $88,170
Texas 7,110 0.65 0.80 $41.61 $86,550
District of Columbia 510 0.77 0.94 $41.33 $85,970





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 4,900 0.93 1.14 $39.02 $81,170
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,200 0.87 1.06 $35.45 $73,750
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,310 1.32 1.62 $37.04 $77,040
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,210 0.56 0.68 $44.43 $92,400
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,950 1.06 1.29 $36.51 $75,940
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,770 0.82 1.00 $43.77 $91,050
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,730 0.75 0.92 $35.63 $74,110
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 1,570 1.23 1.50 $37.45 $77,890
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,540 0.56 0.68 $37.05 $77,070
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,540 0.86 1.05 $32.11 $66,780