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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
7,560 7.1 % $16.50 $34,310 4.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.12 $10.54 $14.05 $18.91 $29.87
Annual Wage (2) $18,960 $21,920 $29,230 $39,330 $62,120


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 3,740 0.39 $14.36 $29,860
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,330 0.02 $16.59 $34,510
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 950 0.06 $21.48 $44,680
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 380 0.14 $16.35 $34,020
Outpatient Care Centers 230 0.02 (8) (8)

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 3,740 0.39 $14.36 $29,860
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 380 0.14 $16.35 $34,020
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 950 0.06 $21.48 $44,680
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,330 0.02 $16.59 $34,510
Outpatient Care Centers 230 0.02 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 950 0.06 $21.48 $44,680
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 40 (7) $20.27 $42,160
Home Health Care Services 130 0.01 $19.86 $41,300
Elementary and Secondary Schools 140 (7) $19.85 $41,290
Individual and Family Services 90 (7) $17.47 $36,340


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 2,410 0.40 7.76 $14.68 $30,540
California 670 0.04 0.75 $17.20 $35,770
Texas 530 0.04 0.83 $13.88 $28,880
Louisiana 360 0.19 3.61 $18.61 $38,700
Florida 340 0.04 0.75 $21.18 $44,060




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)
Illinois 2,410 0.40 7.76 $14.68 $30,540
Nebraska 200 0.21 4.05 $13.79 $28,680
Louisiana 360 0.19 3.61 $18.61 $38,700
North Dakota 50 0.13 2.49 $19.62 $40,810
Utah 150 0.10 1.91 $13.34 $27,740




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington (8) (8) (8) $27.43 $57,050
New York 260 0.03 0.54 $23.20 $48,250
Florida 340 0.04 0.75 $21.18 $44,060
Arizona 60 0.02 0.38 $20.71 $43,070
North Dakota 50 0.13 2.49 $19.62 $40,810





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)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,270 0.49 9.44 $14.56 $30,290
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 310 0.12 2.28 $20.79 $43,240
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 280 0.03 0.57 $20.75 $43,150
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 200 0.03 0.61 $19.50 $40,560
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 180 0.06 1.22 $16.49 $34,300
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 150 0.04 0.82 $15.07 $31,350
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 150 0.05 0.93 $16.36 $34,020
Baton Rouge, LA 120 0.30 5.81 (8) (8)
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 90 0.03 0.60 $18.68 $38,850
Provo-Orem, UT 60 0.25 4.92 $10.99 $22,860




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)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,270 0.49 9.44 $14.56 $30,290
Baton Rouge, LA 120 0.30 5.81 (8) (8)
Lincoln, NE 50 0.28 5.46 $14.82 $30,830
Provo-Orem, UT 60 0.25 4.92 $10.99 $22,860
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 40 0.13 2.61 $10.96 $22,790
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 310 0.12 2.28 $20.79 $43,240
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 50 0.09 1.71 $12.61 $26,220
Madison, WI 30 0.08 1.55 $12.78 $26,590
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 180 0.06 1.22 $16.49 $34,300
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 150 0.05 0.93 $16.36 $34,020




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)
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA (8) (8) (8) $31.94 $66,430
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 40 0.02 0.30 $22.95 $47,740
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 310 0.12 2.28 $20.79 $43,240
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 280 0.03 0.57 $20.75 $43,150
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 200 0.03 0.61 $19.50 $40,560
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 90 0.03 0.60 $18.68 $38,850
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 40 0.03 0.61 $17.86 $37,160
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 30 0.03 0.58 $17.69 $36,800
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO (8) (8) (8) $16.91 $35,170
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 180 0.06 1.22 $16.49 $34,300


About May 2019 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 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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2020