Friday, September 24, 2021

Occupational Therapist Pay in the Far West U.S.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data released earlier this year indicated that, as of May 2020, there were over 126,600 occupational therapists (OTs) at work in the United States.  As that time, occupational therapist employment in the Far West U.S. totaled just over 15,100.  BLS data reveals the Far West region to be one of the best in the nation in terms of OT pay.  More than 80% of OTs working the region lived in a state where the OT annual mean wage level was above the national average.  This included two states, Nevada and California, that ranked as the two best states in the nation for occupational therapist annual mean wages.  A deeper dive into the BLS data reveals the following about occupational therapist pay in the Far West U.S. as of May 2020:

Occupational Therapist Pay in the Far West U.S.

Occupational Therapist Pay in the Far West U.S.

State # Employed Annual Mean Wages Wage Rank*
AK 270 $93,980 7th
CA 9,840 $101,080 2nd
HI 300 $85,900 22nd
NV 850 $111,270 1st
OR 1,320 $90,940 12th
WA 2,590 $87,320 17th
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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