Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
114,660 1.3 % $39.27 $81,690 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $25.60 $31.75 $38.54 $46.44 $55.78
Annual Wage (2) $53,250 $66,040 $80,150 $96,590 $116,030


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 29,400 3.65 $40.28 $83,790
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 25,280 0.48 $39.00 $81,110
Elementary and Secondary Schools 13,820 0.17 $34.36 $71,470
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 11,420 0.69 $42.63 $88,670
Home Health Care Services 10,780 0.83 $44.17 $91,860

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 29,400 3.65 $40.28 $83,790
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 5,410 2.17 $39.79 $82,770
Home Health Care Services 10,780 0.83 $44.17 $91,860
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 11,420 0.69 $42.63 $88,670
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 25,280 0.48 $39.00 $81,110

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services (8) (8) $58.89 $122,500
Home Health Care Services 10,780 0.83 $44.17 $91,860
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 11,420 0.69 $42.63 $88,670
Employment Services 2,210 0.06 $40.64 $84,520
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 29,400 3.65 $40.28 $83,790


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 10,210 0.66 0.79 $42.72 $88,850
New York 8,680 0.97 1.16 $38.97 $81,060
Texas 8,260 0.71 0.86 $45.37 $94,360
Pennsylvania 6,480 1.14 1.37 $36.51 $75,930
Florida 5,890 0.74 0.89 $41.12 $85,520



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)
New Hampshire 1,160 1.83 2.20 $37.39 $77,770
Maine 820 1.38 1.66 $31.25 $65,000
Massachusetts 4,430 1.30 1.57 $40.00 $83,190
Michigan 5,020 1.21 1.46 $35.90 $74,680
Pennsylvania 6,480 1.14 1.37 $36.51 $75,930



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 590 0.48 0.58 $47.56 $98,930
Texas 8,260 0.71 0.86 $45.37 $94,360
New Jersey 4,000 1.02 1.23 $43.25 $89,960
California 10,210 0.66 0.79 $42.72 $88,850
District of Columbia 520 0.77 0.93 $42.02 $87,400




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,910 0.91 1.10 $42.49 $88,380
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,210 0.90 1.08 $38.65 $80,380
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,650 0.65 0.78 $41.89 $87,140
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,560 1.10 1.32 $47.68 $99,180
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 2,280 1.30 1.56 $41.71 $86,750
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,750 0.71 0.85 $38.54 $80,170
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,610 0.55 0.66 $41.00 $85,280
Pittsburgh, PA 1,570 1.39 1.67 $33.22 $69,090
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,510 0.62 0.75 $45.13 $93,880
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 1,470 1.07 1.28 $39.48 $82,120