Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
7,700 6.0 % $15.66 $32,580 4.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.78 $10.38 $13.54 $17.93 $28.20
Annual Wage (2) $18,260 $21,590 $28,160 $37,290 $58,660


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 3,720 0.41 $13.94 $28,990
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,280 0.02 $15.52 $32,290
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 830 0.05 $21.73 $45,200
Offices of Physicians 400 0.02 $15.67 $32,600
Elementary and Secondary Schools 150 0.00 $18.77 $39,050

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 3,720 0.41 $13.94 $28,990
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 830 0.05 $21.73 $45,200
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 80 0.03 $13.28 $27,630
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,280 0.02 $15.52 $32,290
Offices of Physicians 400 0.02 $15.67 $32,600

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) 830 0.05 $21.73 $45,200
Educational Support Services 30 0.02 $19.87 $41,340
Home Health Care Services 140 0.01 $19.86 $41,300
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 40 (7) $18.88 $39,270
Elementary and Secondary Schools 150 (7) $18.77 $39,050


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 2,550 0.43 8.02 $13.86 $28,820
California 740 0.04 0.82 $16.94 $35,240
Pennsylvania 370 0.06 1.18 $15.42 $32,080
Louisiana 320 0.17 3.12 $19.68 $40,940
New York 280 0.03 0.57 $22.40 $46,600




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 2,550 0.43 8.02 $13.86 $28,820
Nebraska 210 0.21 4.04 $13.32 $27,700
Louisiana 320 0.17 3.12 $19.68 $40,940
Utah 160 0.11 2.05 $11.51 $23,930
North Dakota 40 0.10 1.83 $17.26 $35,900




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 170 0.05 0.97 $24.69 $51,360
New York 280 0.03 0.57 $22.40 $46,600
Louisiana 320 0.17 3.12 $19.68 $40,940
Arizona 140 0.05 0.93 $18.63 $38,760
Virginia 230 0.06 1.13 $18.44 $38,360





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)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,300 0.49 9.31 $13.80 $28,710
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 280 0.03 0.56 $20.36 $42,340
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 190 0.07 1.28 $15.66 $32,580
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 180 0.03 0.55 $18.46 $38,400
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 160 0.05 0.93 $15.26 $31,740
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 140 0.05 0.95 $17.63 $36,680
Peoria, IL 100 0.57 10.72 $13.50 $28,080
St. Louis, MO-IL 70 0.05 0.95 $13.55 $28,190
Waterbury, CT 50 0.70 13.23 $13.39 $27,850
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 40 0.02 0.31 $13.65 $28,400




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)
Waterbury, CT 50 0.70 13.23 $13.39 $27,850
Peoria, IL 100 0.57 10.72 $13.50 $28,080
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,300 0.49 9.31 $13.80 $28,710
York-Hanover, PA 40 0.24 4.57 $17.23 $35,830
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 190 0.07 1.28 $15.66 $32,580
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 140 0.05 0.95 $17.63 $36,680
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 160 0.05 0.93 $15.26 $31,740
St. Louis, MO-IL 70 0.05 0.95 $13.55 $28,190
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 280 0.03 0.56 $20.36 $42,340
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 180 0.03 0.55 $18.46 $38,400




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)
Baton Rouge, LA (8) (8) (8) $29.15 $60,630
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA (8) (8) (8) $27.69 $57,590
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC (8) (8) (8) $23.45 $48,780
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 280 0.03 0.56 $20.36 $42,340
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ (8) (8) (8) $19.42 $40,390
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 180 0.03 0.55 $18.46 $38,400
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD (8) (8) (8) $17.68 $36,780
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 140 0.05 0.95 $17.63 $36,680
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA (8) (8) (8) $17.56 $36,510
York-Hanover, PA 40 0.24 4.57 $17.23 $35,830


About May 2018 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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019