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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of occupational therapy assistants from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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|
|Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach|| |
|Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville|| |
|Port St Lucie|| |
|Cape Coral-Fort Myers|| |
|North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota|| |
|Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach|| |
|Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach|| |
|Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Lakeland-Winter Haven|| |
|Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach|| |
|Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater|| |
|West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach|| |
|Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall|| |
|Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent|| |