Monday, October 9, 2023

Occupational Therapist Pay in the U.S. Southwest

May 2022 employment data published earlier this year by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that nearly 135,000 occupational therapists (OTs) were employed in the U.S.  About 13,000 of those OT jobs were in the four-state Southwestern region of the country.  BLS data revealed the Southwest region to be a relatively good one for OT pay with nearly 75% of the region's occupational therapists living in a state where the OT annual mean wage was above the national average.  This included Texas, which ranked among the ten best states in the U.S. for OT annual mean wage levels.  Drilling down into May 2022 BLS data revealed the following about occupational therapist pay in the U.S. Southwest:

Occupational Therapist Pay in the U.S. Southwest

Occupational Therapist Pay in the U.S. Southwest

State # Employed Annual Mean Wages Wage Rank*
AZ 2,430 $90,740 22nd
NM 800 $94,100 16th
OK 890 $90,200 23rd
TX 8,910 $96,900 7th
U.S. 134,980 $92,800 -------

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

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics OES. Data extracted on October 4, 2023

1 comment:

  1. Occupational therapist pay in the U.S. Southwest region has been a topic of interest and discussion among healthcare professionals and job seekers. This area boasts a unique blend of opportunities, climate, and lifestyle. While it's essential to consider occupational therapist salaries, it's also worth noting that the Southwest is home to thriving job markets and an excellent quality of life. If you're on the lookout for career options in this region, you might discover some remarkable opportunities, just as enticing as a printer all in one sale – a perfect fit for both your professional and personal needs.


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