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 cities 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$54,990
25th Percentile Wage
$69,830
50th Percentile Wage
$84,990
75th Percentile Wage
$97,510
90th Percentile Wage
$110,150

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 $110,150. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $84,990. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $54,990.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26.44
25th Percentile Wage
$33.57
50th Percentile Wage
$40.86
75th Percentile Wage
$46.88
90th Percentile Wage
$52.96

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for occupational therapists in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $52.96. The median hourly salary is $40.86. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26.44.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of occupational therapists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201684,9901.36%6.45%
201583,8302.43%-
201481,7902.56%-
201379,7000.24%-
201279,510--

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 $98,660. The highest paying area for occupational therapists in Florida is Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach with a median annual salary of $98,660. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach (mean annual salary $95,930). 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
$98,660
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach
$95,930
Cape Coral-Fort Myers
$93,030
Naples-Marco Island
$92,790
Tallahassee
$89,580
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach
$89,540
Jacksonville
$88,950
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$87,400
Port St Lucie
$87,330
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville
$87,120
Sebastian-Vero Beach
$86,410
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area
$86,110
Ocala
$85,850
Lakeland-Winter Haven
$85,840
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota
$83,030
Punta Gorda
$82,850
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
$81,160
South Florida nonmetropolitan area
$80,640
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
$79,770
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
$78,710
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent
$76,820
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach
$72,980
Gainesville
$71,160
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area
$67,760
Palm Coast
$22,810



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