Occupational Therapy Aide Salary

occupational-therapy-aide-salary-chart.jpgOccupational therapy aides work under the supervision of occupational therapists. Their duties may include preparation of treatment and patient room.

Salary

The average salary of occupational therapy aides is $28,900 a year. The bottom 10% earns at most $18,140 while the top 10% earns at least $45,110. The median salary is $26,350 a year.

The best industries are offices of “other” health practitioners (3,210 employed, $24,580 average a year); general medical and surgical hospitals (1,560 employed, $32,630); and nursing care facilities (1,270 employed, $31,650). The top paying industry is home health care services, paying $40,690 annually on average (120 employed).

The top paying states are Washington D.C. ($48,990 average), New York ($36,320), and Kentucky ($36,190).

Job Outlook

The job outlook of occupational therapy aides are expected to increase by 36% between 2012 and 2022, which is much faster than average.

Occupational Therapy Aide Salary by State

State Lowest 10% Median Salary Highest 10% Average Salary
Alabama $15,950 $18,770 $24,040 $19,510
Arizona $16,770 $18,960 $28,540 $20,990
Arkansas $16,760 $22,570 $69,480 $32,490
California $21,670 $29,090 $56,740 $34,030
Colorado $25,160 $29,640 $38,540 $30,950
Connecticut $17,980 $26,320 $59,660 $31,250
Florida $20,910 $26,840 $35,330 $27,970
Georgia $17,650 $25,160 $42,670 $27,610
Idaho $17,750 $26,930 $32,990 $26,050
Illinois $17,820 $19,290 $33,960 $22,650
Indiana $17,510 $24,500 $32,960 $25,280
Iowa $16,790 $21,530 $27,140 $21,660
Kansas $20,810 $28,980 $64,340 $35,720
Kentucky $17,730 $32,920 $64,060 $36,190
Louisiana $18,650 $25,620 $64,360 $31,770
Maryland $19,770 $31,160 $52,320 $32,670
Massachusetts $22,150 $30,190 $45,320 $32,420
Michigan $18,990 $31,610 $52,980 $34,000
Minnesota $21,260 $29,330 $44,990 $31,440
Nebraska $18,030 $26,940 $36,370 $27,390
New Hampshire $19,530 $23,230 $35,000 $24,940
New Jersey $17,710 $23,790 $43,550 $27,560
New Mexico $20,110 $25,670 $34,140 $27,110
New York $24,290 $35,210 $52,160 $36,320
North Carolina $19,070 $25,440 $35,990 $26,210
Ohio $20,660 $28,700 $56,720 $33,980
Oklahoma $16,830 $23,640 $38,210 $26,440
Pennsylvania $20,810 $28,460 $42,840 $30,110
South Carolina $17,260 $23,180 $32,460 $25,270
Tennessee $18,670 $22,790 $31,530 $24,210
Texas $17,490 $25,210 $36,270 $26,430
Virginia $20,170 $25,980 $37,880 $27,770
Washington $22,480 $32,620 $47,720 $34,420
Wisconsin $18,110 $27,240 $38,200 $27,710