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How much do occupational therapists make? 

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that occupational therapists make a mean annual income of $63,420 as of May 2020, which is approximately $30.49 per hour. The lowest 10 percent of occupational therapists earned less than $43,180, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $84,090.

How much do occupational therapists earn in each state?

The table below compares occupational therapist salaries across states and U.S. territories (Source: BLS Occupational Employment and Wages May 2020). You can also find data for the number of occupational therapists in each state as well as the number of occupational therapists per 1,000 jobs—a figure that can help you determine the job's popularity in a given location. Not all locations have employment statistics. 

Occupational Therapy Assistant Salary
Location
Annual Salary
in location
Employment
In location
Employment per 1,000 jobs
Nevada
$75,560
350
0.279
California
$74,370
2160
0.131
Texas
$70,760
3790
0.313
New Jersey
$70,350
650
0.171
Virginia
$69,180
950
0.257
Arkansas
$68,330
340
0.290
Alabama
$67,750
370
0.197
Arizona
$67,600
1140
0.403
Georgia
$67,340
1090
0.252
Connecticut
$67,240
750
0.486
Florida
$66,940
3180
0.377
North Carolina
$66,490
1260
0.293
Maryland
$65,720
740
0.292
Tennessee
$64,200
1020
0.351
Louisiana
$64,150
640
0.358
Illinois
$63,940
2340
0.415
Oklahoma
$63,580
610
0.388
Oregon
$63,440
370
0.206
Massachusetts
$63,420
1050
0.315
New York
$62,490
2620
0.302
South Carolina
$62,380
410
0.204
Rhode Island
$62,240
270
0.616
Utah
$62,080
210
0.140
Washington
$62,000
770
0.241
Kentucky
$61,470
620
0.346
New Hampshire
$61,070
190
0.303
Hawaii
$61,020
70
0.116
Ohio
$61,020
4380
0.852
Kansas
$60,900
650
0.487
District of Columbia
$60,800
30
0.044
Mississippi
$60,650
300
0.276
West Virginia
$60,170
270
0.422
Delaware
$60,050
150
0.343
Vermont
$59,860
30
0.116
New Mexico
$59,150
160
0.204
Pennsylvania
$58,800
2190
0.396
Wyoming
$58,750
120
0.474
Colorado
$58,340
620
0.240
Missouri
$57,430
910
0.337
Iowa
$56,000
380
0.257
North Dakota
$55,040
110
0.273
Indiana
$52,920
1110
0.379
Idaho
$52,900
140
0.198
Wisconsin
$52,620
1040
0.383
Minnesota
$52,550
590
0.219
Nebraska
$52,510
130
0.137
Montana
$51,270
30
0.066
Maine
$50,890
160
0.283
Michigan
$49,760
1170
0.299
South Dakota
$41,760
100
0.252
Puerto Rico
$27,330
50
0.058