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Occupational Therapist Earnings

The median annual wage for occupational therapists was $78,810 in May 2014. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $52,670, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $112,950.

Median annual wages in selected industries employing occupational therapists in May 2014 were:

Nursing care facilities: $86,690
Home health care services: $86,010
Offices of physical, occupational and speech therapists,
and audiologists: $82,230
Hospitals; state, local, and private: $78,400
Elementary and secondary schools: $68,250

Most occupational therapists worked full time in 2014. About 1 out of 4 worked part time. They may work nights or weekends, as needed, to accommodate patientsí schedules.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition

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