Thursday, September 28, 2023

Occupational Therapist Pay in New England

The most recently released U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) occupational employment data indicated that there were nearly 135,000 occupational therapists (OTs) employed in the U.S. as of May 2022. About 10,400 of those employed as occupational therapists lived in the six-state New England region of the country.  BLS data reveals New England to be a region of wide disparity in terms of OT pay, with only Connecticut having a mean annual wage level for occupational therapists that exceeded the profession's national average.  Concurrently, three states in the region (New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine) ranked among the twelve worst states in the country for OT mean annual wage levels.  A closer review of May 2022 BLS data reveals the following details about occupational therapist pay in New England:

Occupational Therapist Pay in New England

Occupational Therapist Pay in New England

State # Employed Mean Annual Wage Wage Rank*
CT 2,250 $95,400 12th
MA 5,190 $91,840 18th
ME 1,110 $76,490 51st
NH 990 $83,930 41st
RI 590 $92,110 17th
VT 250 $81,710 47th
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 September 20, 2023

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