Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Occupational Therapist Pay in the Great Lakes Region

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data published recently indicated that, as of May 2020, there were more than 126,600 occupational therapists (OTs) employed in the United States.  About 22,500 occupational therapists were employed in the five-state Great Lakes region of the country.  BLS data reveals the Great Lakes region to be a weak one in terms of OT pay, with OT annual mean wage levels in all states in the region falling below the national average for occupational therapists.  In fact, two states in the region, Michigan and Wisconsin, ranked among the bottom ten states in the nation for OT annual mean wages.  A closer look at the BLS data reveals the following about occupational therapist pay in the Great Lakes region of the U.S. as of May 2020:

Occupational Therapist Pay in the Great Lakes Region

Occupational Therapist Pay in the Great Lakes Region

State # Employed Annual Mean Wages Wage Rank*
IL 5,820 $83,500 29th
IN 3,180 $82,480 33rd
MI 4,400 $77,600 45th
OH 5,980 $86,150 21st
WI 3,180 $76,850 46th
U.S. 126,610 $87,480 -------

(*) annual mean wage ranking among the 50 states and the District of Columbia

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics OES. Data extracted on April 26, 2021

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