Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
110,520 1.1 % $38.46 $80,000 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $25.32 $31.26 $37.89 $45.28 $54.30
Annual Wage (2) $52,670 $65,020 $78,810 $94,190 $112,950


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 28,040 3.62 $39.64 $82,460
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 24,720 0.47 $37.96 $78,950
Elementary and Secondary Schools 14,370 0.17 $33.86 $70,430
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 10,420 0.63 $41.71 $86,750
Home Health Care Services 10,020 0.80 $43.30 $90,070

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 28,040 3.62 $39.64 $82,460
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 5,310 2.15 $38.96 $81,040
Home Health Care Services 10,020 0.80 $43.30 $90,070
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 10,420 0.63 $41.71 $86,750
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 24,720 0.47 $37.96 $78,950

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services (8) (8) $55.44 $115,320
Home Health Care Services 10,020 0.80 $43.30 $90,070
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 10,420 0.63 $41.71 $86,750
Employment Services 2,730 0.08 $39.82 $82,830
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 160 0.06 $39.74 $82,660


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 9,540 0.63 0.77 $43.14 $89,740
New York 9,160 1.04 1.27 $37.91 $78,850
Texas 7,320 0.65 0.80 $43.12 $89,690
Pennsylvania 6,280 1.11 1.36 $35.14 $73,090
Florida 5,680 0.74 0.91 $40.72 $84,690



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 860 1.47 1.80 $31.50 $65,510
Massachusetts 4,490 1.35 1.65 $38.06 $79,170
New Hampshire 810 1.29 1.57 $35.40 $73,630
Colorado 2,700 1.14 1.39 $39.12 $81,380
Pennsylvania 6,280 1.11 1.36 $35.14 $73,090



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 690 0.58 0.71 $51.80 $107,750
California 9,540 0.63 0.77 $43.14 $89,740
New Jersey 3,530 0.91 1.12 $43.13 $89,710
Texas 7,320 0.65 0.80 $43.12 $89,690
District of Columbia 610 0.91 1.11 $41.40 $86,110




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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,260 0.98 1.19 $40.31 $83,850
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,190 0.85 1.04 $37.48 $77,950
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,360 0.58 0.71 $42.41 $88,210
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,340 1.30 1.59 $38.84 $80,780
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,010 0.90 1.10 $45.61 $94,880
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,970 1.06 1.29 $36.82 $76,580
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,780 0.74 0.91 $37.81 $78,650
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 1,610 1.22 1.49 $39.59 $82,350
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,560 0.55 0.67 $42.30 $87,980
Pittsburgh, PA 1,550 1.37 1.67 $33.01 $68,650