Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
126,050 1.2 % $40.69 $84,640 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $26.23 $32.68 $40.00 $48.23 $57.91
Annual Wage (2) $54,560 $67,970 $83,200 $100,320 $120,440


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 33,800 3.86 $41.91 $87,170
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 27,520 0.50 $40.74 $84,750
Elementary and Secondary Schools 13,840 0.16 $36.13 $75,140
Home Health Care Services 12,250 0.88 $43.70 $90,890
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 12,060 0.74 $43.61 $90,700

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 33,800 3.86 $41.91 $87,170
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 6,070 2.34 $40.48 $84,190
Home Health Care Services 12,250 0.88 $43.70 $90,890
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 12,060 0.74 $43.61 $90,700
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 27,520 0.50 $40.74 $84,750

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 110 0.01 $45.81 $95,280
Other Schools and Instruction (8) (8) $45.66 $94,970
Management of Companies and Enterprises 420 0.02 $45.32 $94,270
Home Health Care Services 12,250 0.88 $43.70 $90,890
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 12,060 0.74 $43.61 $90,700


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 10,620 0.64 0.72 $43.21 $89,870
Texas 10,170 0.86 0.97 $45.45 $94,530
New York 9,080 0.99 1.12 $41.95 $87,260
Pennsylvania 7,310 1.26 1.43 $38.40 $79,860
Florida 6,600 0.78 0.89 $40.51 $84,260




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 1.67 1.89 $32.83 $68,300
New Hampshire 1,060 1.63 1.84 $38.95 $81,010
Massachusetts 5,130 1.45 1.64 $42.01 $87,380
New Jersey 5,240 1.31 1.48 $45.24 $94,100
Pennsylvania 7,310 1.26 1.43 $38.40 $79,860




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 730 0.56 0.63 $49.65 $103,280
Texas 10,170 0.86 0.97 $45.45 $94,530
New Jersey 5,240 1.31 1.48 $45.24 $94,100
District of Columbia 340 0.48 0.54 $44.77 $93,110
Connecticut 1,990 1.20 1.36 $43.63 $90,760



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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 6,770 1.01 1.14 $47.00 $97,760
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,340 0.91 1.03 $40.75 $84,760
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,890 1.16 1.31 $48.57 $101,030
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 2,440 1.32 1.50 $43.35 $90,180
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,340 0.53 0.60 $44.44 $92,430
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,910 0.99 1.12 $35.82 $74,500
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,830 0.62 0.70 $42.37 $88,130
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,810 1.33 1.50 $40.24 $83,700
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,660 0.66 0.75 $46.99 $97,750
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,660 0.63 0.71 $37.88 $78,790


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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)
Cumberland, MD-WV 150 4.04 4.57 $35.46 $73,760
Homosassa Springs, FL 100 3.09 3.50 $43.83 $91,170
Bay City, MI 100 2.94 3.32 $31.88 $66,320
Leominster-Gardner, MA 140 2.69 3.05 $38.09 $79,230
Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division 200 2.41 2.72 $39.47 $82,090
New Bern, NC 100 2.28 2.57 $43.19 $89,830
Lewiston-Auburn, ME 110 2.27 2.56 $29.83 $62,050
Grand Junction, CO 140 2.27 2.57 $42.05 $87,470
Portland-South Portland, ME 430 2.12 2.40 $35.11 $73,030
Gadsden, AL 70 2.03 2.29 $40.01 $83,220