Friday, February 25, 2022

Occupational Therapist Pay in New England

The most recently released U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) occupational employment data indicated that there were just over 126,600 occupational therapists (OTs) employed in the U.S. as of May 2020. About 9,300 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 two states ranked among the top ten in the nation for OT annual mean wage levels, while two other states ranked among the ten worst in the nation for the same pay metric.  However, on the whole, the region was a subpar one for OT pay as about two-thirds of the region's occupational therapists lived in a state where the OT annual mean wage was below the national average.  A closer review of May 2020 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 Annual Mean Wages Wage Rank*
CT 2,470 $92,000 9th
MA 4,350 $85,150 27th
ME 810 $72,500 51st
NH 1,000 $80,720 39th
RI 520 $93,330 8th
VT 190 $75,330 48th
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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