Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
118,070 1.2 % $40.25 $83,730 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $26.06 $32.28 $39.38 $47.74 $57.56
Annual Wage (2) $54,200 $67,140 $81,910 $99,300 $119,720


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 31,030 3.70 $41.27 $85,840
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 25,930 0.48 $39.91 $83,000
Elementary and Secondary Schools 13,420 0.16 $35.29 $73,400
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 12,230 0.74 $43.38 $90,230
Home Health Care Services 10,760 0.79 $45.27 $94,160

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 31,030 3.70 $41.27 $85,840
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 5,800 2.27 $40.09 $83,380
Home Health Care Services 10,760 0.79 $45.27 $94,160
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 12,230 0.74 $43.38 $90,230
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 25,930 0.48 $39.91 $83,000

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 80 0.01 $47.44 $98,680
Other Schools and Instruction 170 0.04 $46.00 $95,690
Management of Companies and Enterprises 330 0.01 $45.45 $94,530
Home Health Care Services 10,760 0.79 $45.27 $94,160
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 12,230 0.74 $43.38 $90,230


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 10,390 0.65 0.77 $42.87 $89,160
Texas 9,160 0.78 0.93 $46.54 $96,800
New York 8,130 0.89 1.06 $41.80 $86,940
Pennsylvania 6,450 1.12 1.33 $37.70 $78,420
Florida 6,140 0.75 0.89 $40.46 $84,150




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)
New Hampshire 1,120 1.74 2.07 $38.34 $79,740
Maine 910 1.53 1.82 $31.07 $64,620
Massachusetts 4,940 1.43 1.70 $41.00 $85,280
Connecticut 1,940 1.16 1.38 $42.95 $89,340
Michigan 4,810 1.14 1.36 $37.73 $78,490




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 680 0.53 0.63 $48.98 $101,870
Texas 9,160 0.78 0.93 $46.54 $96,800
New Jersey 4,270 1.08 1.28 $44.07 $91,660
Virginia 2,850 0.76 0.90 $43.97 $91,450
Connecticut 1,940 1.16 1.38 $42.95 $89,340





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 5,420 0.82 0.98 $47.52 $98,840
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,190 0.88 1.04 $40.50 $84,250
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,760 1.13 1.35 $48.38 $100,620
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,550 0.60 0.72 $42.03 $87,420
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 2,500 1.39 1.65 $42.32 $88,030
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,810 0.62 0.73 $43.62 $90,720
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,730 0.69 0.82 $47.41 $98,610
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,640 0.64 0.77 $39.45 $82,050
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,540 0.98 1.17 $42.90 $89,230
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,510 0.79 0.94 $35.35 $73,540