Google Trend graph of the interest in an Occupational Therapist has been pretty constant over the last 8 years with a small peak in 2010 showing up. The Occupational Therapy interest definitely has a built in cyclical reoccurance you can see from the interest graph below.
Bureau of Labor Statistics information for states that an Occupational Therapist median salary in 2010 was $72,320 a year which is about $34.77 an hour. An occupational therapist typically requires a Master’s Degree in order to get this pay and a position in the job market. The total number of jobs in 2010 were reported by the BLS as 108,800 in total. The job outlook for occupational therapists is expected to grow by around 33% which is quite a bit more than most other professions. This will add around 36,400 jobs to the total occupational therapy job market from 2010 – 2020. Looking at the state by state salary information for Occupational Therapists you’ll see that the highest paying states pay as much as $100,000 year.
Listed below is information that is specific to Occupational Therapist job salaries that you can expect to receive in that state area. Our state by state breakdown allows you to see which state is best to get a job as a Occupational Therapist. The salary information provided below is off of real-world job listings for Occupational Therapists and the pay offered for those jobs. We source Indeed, Simply Hired, PayScale and GlassDoor.com. The information provided by Indeed about their process for collecting salary averages is as follows: “Indeed Salary Search is based on an index of salary information extracted from over 50 million job postings from thousands of unique sources over the last 12 months. Many job descriptions don’t contain salary information, but there are enough that do to produce statistically significant median salaries for millions of keyword, job title and location combinations – in fact, most job searches you are likely to think of. As new jobs are added each day, the Indeed Salary Search index is automatically updated with fresh salary data, so the salary results are as up-to-date as they could possibly be.”