Occupational Therapy Assistant Salary Information in Florida

The average annual and hourly salaries for occupational therapy assistants in the state of Florida are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of occupational therapy assistants amongst Florida metropolitan 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 Therapy Assistants in Florida

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,800
25th Percentile Wage
$54,350
50th Percentile Wage
$62,820
75th Percentile Wage
$73,100
90th Percentile Wage
$79,640

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for occupational therapy assistants in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $79,640. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $62,820. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,800.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$62,820
0.41% 5.75%
2016
$62,560
0.35% -
2015
$62,340
0.35% -
2014
$62,120
0.23% -
2013
$61,980
4.47% -
2012
$59,210
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Occupational Therapy Assistants in Florida Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of occupational therapy assistants in some Florida cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of occupational therapy assistants in state of Florida ranges from $57,530 to $71,280. The highest paying area for occupational therapy assistants in Florida is Ocala with a median annual salary of $71,280. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach (mean annual salary $69,500). The lowest paying area is Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent with a median annual salary of $57,530.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Ocala
$71,280
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach
$69,500
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville
$69,070
Port St Lucie
$68,540
Cape Coral-Fort Myers
$67,880
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota
$66,380
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach
$66,100
Tallahassee
$63,180
Jacksonville
$62,950
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach
$62,820
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area
$62,430
Lakeland-Winter Haven
$62,090
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$61,800
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
$60,850
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
$60,540
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach
$60,270
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
$59,920
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent
$57,530




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