Occupational Therapists Salary Information in Arizona

The average annual and hourly salaries for occupational therapists in the state of Arizona are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of occupational therapists among Arizona areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Occupational Therapists in Arizona

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$117,420
75th Percentile Wage
$95,490
50th Percentile Wage
$79,230
25th Percentile Wage
$62,240
10th Percentile Wage
$43,300

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for occupational therapists in Arizona in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $117,420. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $79,230. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,300.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$56.45
75th Percentile Wage
$45.91
50th Percentile Wage
$38.09
25th Percentile Wage
$29.93
10th Percentile Wage
$20.82

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for occupational therapists in Arizona in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $56.45. The median hourly salary is $38.09. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20.82.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $79,230 3.26%
2013 $76,730 -0.69%
2012 $77,260 1.14%
2011 $76,390 5.09%
2010 $72,690 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for occupational therapists in state of Arizona from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 9.00%. We note that in 2013 the average salary decreased by -0.69%.We also note that the average annual wage had a small growth of 1.14% in the year 2012 and a sizable increase of 5.09% in 2011.

Table 4. Average Occupational Therapists Wage in Arizona vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Occupational Therapists
$79,230
Physical Therapists
$79,740
Radiation Therapists
$82,340
Recreational Therapists
$38,250
Respiratory Therapists
$53,280
Speech-Language Pathologists
$66,800
Exercise Physiologists
$51,860

Table 5. Median Annual Salary of Occupational Therapists in Arizona Cities

Table 5 shows the median annual salary of occupational therapists in some Arizona cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of occupational therapists in state of Arizona ranges from $76,420 to $96,900. The highest paying area for occupational therapists in Arizona is Prescott with a median annual salary of $96,900. The second highest paying city/area in Arizona State is Lake Havasu City-Kingman (mean annual salary $85,790). The lowest paying area is Tucson with a median annual salary of $76,420.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Prescott
$96,900
Lake Havasu City-Kingman
$85,790
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale
$79,630
Tucson
$76,420

Occupational Therapists Salary by State

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