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Highest Paying Cities for Occupational Therapists

The top 100 highest paying cities for occupational therapists (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of occupational therapists in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $117,970, Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas is the highest paying city for occupational therapists. It is followed by Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas (average annual salary $117,140). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of occupational therapists in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Occupational Therapists

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$117,970
90
2 Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$117,140
60
3 Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$110,350
80
4 Pueblo, Colorado
$107,850
100
5 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$106,510
100
6 McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas
$105,080
150
7 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$103,370
490
8 Salinas, California
$103,330
50
9 Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas
$103,310
60
10 Jonesboro, Arkansas
$102,570
60
11 College Station-Bryan, Texas
$99,950
30
12 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$99,820
490
13 Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area, Tennessee
$99,600
130
14 Carson City, Nevada
$99,580
30
15 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$99,480
2,760
16 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$99,440
530
17 Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area, Ohio
$99,130
260
18 Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$98,830
90
19 Visalia-Porterville, California
$98,740
40
20 Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, Florida
$98,660
130
21 Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, Massachusetts
$98,540
70
22 Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Missouri
$98,010
140
23 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$98,010
3,570
24 Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$97,330
50
25 Brownsville-Harlingen, Texas
$97,200
150
26 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$97,100
450
27 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$97,080
480
28 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$96,550
1,190
29 Waco, Texas
$96,160
70
30 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$95,980
100
31 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida
$95,930
530
32 Burlington, North Carolina
$95,900
50
33 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$95,890
1,730
34 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$95,460
1,310
35 Fresno, California
$95,340
290
36 Peabody, Massachusetts
$95,170
140
37 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$95,120
720
38 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$94,940
2,340
39 Florence, South Carolina
$94,920
100
40 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$94,850
140
41 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$94,340
810
42 Dayton, Ohio
$94,300
270
43 El Paso, Texas
$93,890
280
44 Colorado Springs, Colorado
$93,650
300
45 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$93,600
1,130
46 Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area, Massachusetts
$93,450
30
47 Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area, Alabama
$93,400
40
48 Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$93,390
40
49 Tyler, Texas
$93,190
130
50 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$93,060
660
51 Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida
$93,030
160
52 Prescott, Arizona
$93,010
60
53 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$92,850
7,980
54 Naples-Marco Island, Florida
$92,790
70
55 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$92,560
70
56 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$92,070
1,260
57 Monroe, Louisiana
$92,010
70
58 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$91,970
3,670
59 Camden, New Jersey
$91,920
640
60 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$91,670
210
61 Dothan, Alabama
$91,620
70
62 Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$91,350
40
63 Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area, North Carolina
$91,280
60
64 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$91,260
220
65 Montgomery, Alabama
$91,230
60
66 Cumberland, West Virginia
$90,900
90
67 Rome, Georgia
$90,860
40
68 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$90,830
2,550
69 Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$90,610
90
70 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$90,570
930
71 Napa, California
$90,280
50
72 Las Cruces, New Mexico
$90,210
80
73 Kingston, New York
$89,800
80
74 Lubbock, Texas
$89,610
130
75 Tallahassee, Florida
$89,580
150
76 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$89,540
320
77 Norwich-New London, Rhode Island
$89,410
120
78 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$89,390
1,810
79 Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$89,310
30
80 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$89,280
2,500
81 North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$89,250
130
82 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$89,230
110
83 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$89,120
1,160
84 Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area, Mississippi
$89,090
70
85 Charlottesville, Virginia
$89,020
110
86 Bend, Oregon
$88,990
50
87 Jacksonville, Florida
$88,950
580
88 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$88,870
1,070
89 Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, Virginia
$88,850
120
90 Rocky Mount, North Carolina
$88,740
80
91 East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$88,640
50
92 Gadsden, Alabama
$88,610
60
93 Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area, Louisiana
$88,550
90
94 Lafayette, Indiana
$88,490
70
95 Longview, Texas
$88,490
50
96 Upper Eastern Shore nonmetropolitan area, Maryland
$88,420
50
97 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$88,330
490
98 Laredo, Texas
$88,320
90
99 Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, West Virginia
$88,040
30
100 Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, South Carolina
$87,770
90
See also: Highest paying industries for occupational therapists.