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 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,640
25th Percentile Wage
$54,160
50th Percentile Wage
$62,560
75th Percentile Wage
$72,660
90th Percentile Wage
$79,130

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 $79,130. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $62,560. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,640.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20.50
25th Percentile Wage
$26.04
50th Percentile Wage
$30.08
75th Percentile Wage
$34.93
90th Percentile Wage
$38.04

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for occupational therapy assistants in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $38.04. The median hourly salary is $30.08. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20.50.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201662,5600.35%5.35%
201562,3400.35%-
201462,1200.23%-
201361,9804.47%-
201259,210--

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 $58,180 to $70,320. The highest paying area for occupational therapy assistants in Florida is Ocala with a median annual salary of $70,320. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is Port St Lucie (mean annual salary $68,540). The lowest paying area is Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater with a median annual salary of $58,180.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Ocala
$70,320
Port St Lucie
$68,540
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach
$66,410
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach
$65,410
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville
$64,720
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota
$63,610
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach
$62,860
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$62,680
Jacksonville
$62,530
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
$59,820
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
$58,560
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
$58,180


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