How Much Do Occupational Therapy Assistants Make? (2023)

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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 $60,950 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.

A chart showing the average salary for occupational therapy assistants in the United States, $60,950.

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. 

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