Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
8,710 8.2 % $13.90 $28,900 2.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.72 $9.93 $12.67 $16.24 $21.69
Annual Wage (2) $18,140 $20,640 $26,350 $33,770 $45,110


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 3,210 0.43 $11.82 $24,580
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,560 0.03 $15.69 $32,630
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 1,270 0.08 $15.22 $31,650
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 850 0.36 $14.69 $30,560
Individual and Family Services 290 0.02 $12.23 $25,440

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 3,210 0.43 $11.82 $24,580
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 850 0.36 $14.69 $30,560
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 1,270 0.08 $15.22 $31,650
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 190 0.06 $12.79 $26,600
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,560 0.03 $15.69 $32,630

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Home Health Care Services 120 0.01 $19.56 $40,690
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 40 0.02 $17.54 $36,480
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,560 0.03 $15.69 $32,630
Elementary and Secondary Schools 290 (7) $15.52 $32,290
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 1,270 0.08 $15.22 $31,650


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)
Illinois 1,370 0.24 3.67 $10.89 $22,650
Michigan 950 0.24 3.63 $16.35 $34,000
California 910 0.06 0.94 $16.36 $34,030
Massachusetts 770 0.24 3.61 $15.59 $32,420
Pennsylvania 550 0.10 1.49 $14.48 $30,110




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)
Michigan 950 0.24 3.63 $16.35 $34,000
Massachusetts 770 0.24 3.61 $15.59 $32,420
Illinois 1,370 0.24 3.67 $10.89 $22,650
Pennsylvania 550 0.10 1.49 $14.48 $30,110
New Hampshire 60 0.10 1.52 $11.99 $24,940




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 30 0.05 0.73 $23.55 $48,990
New York 260 0.03 0.46 $17.46 $36,320
Kentucky 50 0.03 0.41 $17.40 $36,190
Kansas 30 0.03 0.40 $17.17 $35,720
Washington 100 0.03 0.52 $16.55 $34,420





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-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,170 0.32 4.81 $10.48 $21,800
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 290 0.16 2.37 $14.47 $30,110
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 260 0.15 2.28 $15.28 $31,790
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 220 0.06 0.84 $17.19 $35,760
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 150 0.10 1.58 $13.42 $27,910
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 120 0.04 0.67 $14.10 $29,330
Worcester, MA-CT 120 0.48 7.38 $13.51 $28,090
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 110 0.02 0.33 $16.80 $34,940
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 100 0.04 0.65 $13.52 $28,110
Baltimore-Towson, MD 80 0.06 0.99 $14.59 $30,350




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)
Worcester, MA-CT 120 0.48 7.38 $13.51 $28,090
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,170 0.32 4.81 $10.48 $21,800
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 30 0.25 3.76 $15.53 $32,290
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 70 0.24 3.63 $13.43 $27,940
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 60 0.17 2.60 $13.06 $27,160
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 290 0.16 2.37 $14.47 $30,110
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 260 0.15 2.28 $15.28 $31,790
Fresno, CA 30 0.11 1.63 $16.28 $33,860
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 150 0.10 1.58 $13.42 $27,910
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 80 0.09 1.31 $12.65 $26,300




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)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $20.31 $42,240
New Bedford, MA (8) (8) (8) $19.17 $39,870
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 70 0.05 0.82 $18.87 $39,260
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 80 0.03 0.52 $18.82 $39,140
Pittsburgh, PA 80 0.07 1.06 $17.97 $37,380
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI (8) (8) (8) $17.69 $36,800
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 40 0.02 0.37 $17.61 $36,620
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 220 0.06 0.84 $17.19 $35,760
Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI (8) (8) (8) $17.03 $35,430
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 110 0.02 0.33 $16.80 $34,940

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 30 0.12 1.80 $19.32 $40,190
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 30 0.26 4.00 $13.12 $27,280

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 30 0.26 4.00 $13.12 $27,280
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 30 0.12 1.80 $19.32 $40,190

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 30 0.12 1.80 $19.32 $40,190
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 30 0.26 4.00 $13.12 $27,280
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $10.18 $21,170


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014