Occupational Therapists Salary Information in Florida

The average annual and hourly salaries for occupational therapists in the state of Florida are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of occupational therapists among Florida 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 Florida

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,480
25th Percentile Wage
$69,100
50th Percentile Wage
$86,150
75th Percentile Wage
$98,580
90th Percentile Wage
$111,650

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for occupational therapists in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $111,650. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $86,150. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $53,480.

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
$86,150
1.35% 7.71%
2016
$84,990
1.36% -
2015
$83,830
2.43% -
2014
$81,790
2.56% -
2013
$79,700
0.24% -
2012
$79,510
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Occupational Therapists in Florida Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of occupational therapists in some Florida cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of occupational therapists in state of Florida ranges from $22,810 to $94,860. The highest paying area for occupational therapists in Florida is Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach with a median annual salary of $94,860. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is Naples-Marco Island (mean annual salary $94,070). The lowest paying area is Palm Coast with a median annual salary of $22,810.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach
$94,860
Naples-Marco Island
$94,070
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach
$93,790
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach
$93,120
Ocala
$92,830
Tallahassee
$91,510
Cape Coral-Fort Myers
$90,040
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area
$89,700
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota
$88,430
Sebastian-Vero Beach
$87,290
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$86,100
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area
$86,030
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville
$85,990
Punta Gorda
$85,920
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
$85,540
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
$84,810
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin
$84,290
Jacksonville
$84,180
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent
$83,490
Port St Lucie
$83,120
Lakeland-Winter Haven
$81,250
South Florida nonmetropolitan area
$80,640
Gainesville
$77,780
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach
$74,200
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
$70,470
Palm Coast
$22,810




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