Occupational Therapists Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for occupational therapists in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of occupational therapists among California 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$54,090
25th Percentile Wage
$76,350
50th Percentile Wage
$93,380
75th Percentile Wage
$108,630
90th Percentile Wage
$123,600

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for occupational therapists in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $123,600. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $93,380. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $54,090.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of occupational therapists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$93,380
0.76% 6.24%
2016
$92,670
1.08% -
2015
$91,670
0.63% -
2014
$91,090
1.72% -
2013
$89,520
2.20% -
2012
$87,550
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Occupational Therapists in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of occupational therapists in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of occupational therapists in state of California ranges from $24,510 to $109,040. The highest paying area for occupational therapists in California is Vallejo-Fairfield with a median annual salary of $109,040. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Salinas (mean annual salary $106,240). The lowest paying area is North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $24,510.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Vallejo-Fairfield
$109,040
Salinas
$106,240
Visalia-Porterville
$105,770
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$103,600
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$101,750
Chico
$101,110
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$99,590
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$99,410
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$99,330
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$99,300
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$99,110
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$97,880
Fresno
$97,420
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$95,460
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$94,850
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$93,570
Stockton
$92,600
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$92,370
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$91,970
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$91,530
Bakersfield-Delano
$90,600
El Centro
$90,330
Napa
$90,020
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$89,230
Redding
$81,580
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$72,650
Modesto
$44,290
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$24,510




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