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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
126,900 1.3 % $41.04 $85,350 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $26.68 $33.06 $40.51 $48.50 $58.05
Annual Wage (2) $55,490 $68,760 $84,270 $100,890 $120,750


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 35,130 3.86 $41.88 $87,120
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 27,150 0.49 $41.24 $85,770
Elementary and Secondary Schools 14,310 0.17 $36.48 $75,870
Home Health Care Services 11,830 0.82 $43.19 $89,840
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 11,590 0.72 $43.34 $90,150

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 35,130 3.86 $41.88 $87,120
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 6,140 2.35 $40.87 $85,010
Home Health Care Services 11,830 0.82 $43.19 $89,840
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 11,590 0.72 $43.34 $90,150
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 27,150 0.49 $41.24 $85,770

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 500 0.02 $45.27 $94,170
Child Day Care Services 530 0.06 $45.06 $93,720
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 180 0.01 $44.89 $93,370
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 1,190 0.13 $44.18 $91,900
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 11,590 0.72 $43.34 $90,150


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 9,740 1.04 1.18 $42.49 $88,370
California 9,580 0.56 0.64 $45.75 $95,160
Texas 9,250 0.76 0.87 $42.96 $89,360
Pennsylvania 7,440 1.27 1.45 $38.96 $81,030
Florida 6,750 0.78 0.89 $39.19 $81,520




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)
Maine 1,000 1.65 1.88 $34.69 $72,160
New Hampshire 900 1.37 1.57 $38.39 $79,850
Massachusetts 4,830 1.35 1.54 $41.91 $87,160
New Jersey 5,380 1.33 1.52 $46.44 $96,600
Connecticut 2,150 1.29 1.48 $43.64 $90,780




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 850 0.63 0.72 $48.54 $100,970
New Jersey 5,380 1.33 1.52 $46.44 $96,600
California 9,580 0.56 0.64 $45.75 $95,160
Arizona 2,120 0.76 0.87 $45.58 $94,800
District of Columbia 380 0.53 0.61 $45.36 $94,360





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 10,190 1.07 1.22 $46.30 $96,310
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 4,150 0.89 1.02 $40.96 $85,190
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,650 0.60 0.68 $45.72 $95,090
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 3,560 1.25 1.43 $42.67 $88,760
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 3,470 1.26 1.44 $42.29 $87,960
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3,150 0.88 1.01 $46.53 $96,790
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,440 0.78 0.89 $46.12 $95,940
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 2,050 1.04 1.18 $40.16 $83,530
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,980 0.76 0.87 $38.01 $79,060
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,970 1.44 1.64 $42.61 $88,630