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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
133,570 1.2 % $41.45 $86,210 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $27.31 $33.51 $40.84 $48.84 $58.41
Annual Wage (2) $56,800 $69,710 $84,950 $101,590 $121,490


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 37,260 3.90 $42.29 $87,970
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 27,870 0.50 $41.70 $86,740
Elementary and Secondary Schools 16,770 0.19 $37.10 $77,170
Home Health Care Services 12,010 0.80 $43.50 $90,480
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 11,750 0.73 $43.59 $90,660

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 37,260 3.90 $42.29 $87,970
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 6,730 2.54 $41.70 $86,740
Home Health Care Services 12,010 0.80 $43.50 $90,480
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 11,750 0.73 $43.59 $90,660
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 27,870 0.50 $41.70 $86,740

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Child Day Care Services 620 0.07 $52.24 $108,650
Management of Companies and Enterprises 520 0.02 $48.82 $101,540
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 1,160 0.12 $45.13 $93,870
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 11,750 0.73 $43.59 $90,660
Home Health Care Services 12,010 0.80 $43.50 $90,480


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)
New York 12,460 1.31 1.44 $43.23 $89,920
California 10,060 0.58 0.64 $47.33 $98,450
Texas 9,180 0.74 0.81 $40.91 $85,090
Pennsylvania 7,680 1.30 1.43 $39.96 $83,120
Florida 7,240 0.82 0.91 $40.17 $83,550




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)
Connecticut 2,570 1.55 1.70 $44.60 $92,770
Maine 930 1.52 1.67 $35.77 $74,400
New Hampshire 960 1.46 1.60 $39.01 $81,140
Delaware 600 1.34 1.47 $40.00 $83,210
New York 12,460 1.31 1.44 $43.23 $89,920




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 830 0.60 0.66 $50.70 $105,450
California 10,060 0.58 0.64 $47.33 $98,450
New Jersey 5,100 1.25 1.37 $46.55 $96,820
Arizona 2,100 0.73 0.81 $45.76 $95,180
District of Columbia 320 0.45 0.49 $45.40 $94,430





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 12,430 1.29 1.42 $46.15 $95,990
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 4,710 1.01 1.11 $41.25 $85,790
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,890 0.62 0.69 $47.09 $97,950
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 3,870 1.35 1.48 $43.06 $89,560
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 3,230 1.15 1.27 $41.72 $86,780
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,780 0.76 0.84 $42.73 $88,880
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,280 0.72 0.79 $45.32 $94,260
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 2,130 0.81 0.89 $37.27 $77,510
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 2,000 1.32 1.45 $44.46 $92,470
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,980 1.00 1.10 $36.88 $76,720