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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 $109,280, Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas is the highest paying city for occupational therapists. It is followed by Vallejo-Fairfield, California (average annual salary $109,040). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [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
$109,280
80
2 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$109,040
90
3 Sandusky, Ohio
$107,050
30
4 Salinas, California
$106,240
60
5 Visalia-Porterville, California
$105,770
70
6 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$105,630
530
7 Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas
$104,520
50
8 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$103,600
440
9 Mount Vernon-Anacortes, Washington
$102,550
n/a
10 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$101,750
500
11 Chico, California
$101,110
70
12 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$100,900
410
13 College Station-Bryan, Texas
$99,950
30
14 Waco, Texas
$99,800
100
15 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$99,590
1,100
16 Carson City, Nevada
$99,580
30
17 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$99,520
2,890
18 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$99,410
540
19 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$99,330
110
20 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$99,300
510
21 Northwestern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area, Connecticut
$99,160
30
22 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$99,110
100
23 Colorado Springs, Colorado
$98,290
370
24 Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area, Tennessee
$98,150
120
25 Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Missouri
$98,060
170
26 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$97,880
840
27 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$97,700
3,830
28 Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$97,630
40
29 Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, USA
$97,590
90
30 Dayton, Ohio
$97,450
280
31 Fresno, California
$97,420
310
32 Athens-Clarke County, Georgia
$96,570
40
33 Tyler, Texas
$96,440
110
34 Macon, Georgia
$96,210
70
35 Brownsville-Harlingen, Texas
$95,990
160
36 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$95,960
1,660
37 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$95,800
6,770
38 Camden, New Jersey
$95,520
770
39 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$95,460
1,310
40 Longview, Texas
$95,420
40
41 Charlottesville, Virginia
$95,380
140
42 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$95,360
2,330
43 Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, Florida
$94,860
110
44 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$94,850
2,340
45 Burlington, North Carolina
$94,790
30
46 Dothan, Alabama
$94,350
70
47 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$94,160
210
48 Naples-Marco Island, Florida
$94,070
70
49 Victoria, Texas
$93,980
40
50 Peabody, Massachusetts
$93,980
130
51 Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$93,980
40
52 New Bern, USA
$93,930
100
53 Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area, Louisiana
$93,930
80
54 Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, USA
$93,890
670
55 Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area, Massachusetts
$93,880
60
56 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$93,790
490
57 Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$93,760
40
58 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$93,570
1,100
59 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$93,230
9,580
60 Prescott, Arizona
$93,230
60
61 Harrisonburg, Virginia
$93,220
30
62 Eugene-Springfield, Oregon
$93,190
90
63 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida
$93,120
490
64 Medford, Oregon
$93,100
70
65 Jonesboro, Arkansas
$93,010
70
66 San Angelo, Texas
$92,840
30
67 Ocala, Florida
$92,830
120
68 Stockton, California
$92,600
180
69 Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area, Ohio
$92,480
230
70 East Georgia nonmetropolitan area, Georgia
$92,440
40
71 Las Cruces, New Mexico
$92,370
70
72 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$92,370
300
73 Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, Texas
$92,320
100
74 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$92,290
1,210
75 El Paso, Texas
$92,090
270
76 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$92,070
1,260
77 Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, Massachusetts
$92,070
130
78 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$91,970
3,670
79 San Rafael, USA
$91,910
50
80 St George, Utah
$91,800
70
81 Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, West Virginia
$91,640
30
82 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$91,610
940
83 East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$91,550
50
84 Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$91,530
30
85 Tallahassee, Florida
$91,510
130
86 Homosassa Springs, USA
$91,390
100
87 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$91,370
3,940
88 Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$91,350
40
89 McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas
$91,320
250
90 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$91,170
890
91 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$91,130
2,440
92 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$91,120
390
93 Spartanburg, South Carolina
$91,100
60
94 South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area, Tennessee
$91,010
70
95 Monroe, Louisiana
$90,860
80
96 Bend, Oregon
$90,780
70
97 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$90,600
90
98 Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$90,580
90
99 El Centro, California
$90,330
30
100 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$90,280
1,300
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