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Highest Paying Industries for Occupational Therapy Assistants

The top 55 highest paying industries for occupational therapy assistants (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 in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $66,040, all other ambulatory health care services is the highest paying industry for occupational therapy assistants. It is followed by other ambulatory health care services industry (average annual salary $66,040). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of occupational therapy assistants in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 55 Highest Paying Industries for Occupational Therapy Assistants

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$66,040
110
2 Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$66,040
110
3 Home Health Care Services
$63,480
1,930
4 Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$61,440
5,970
5 Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$60,910
6,940
6 Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$59,310
570
7 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$59,310
16,240
8 Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$58,970
13,090
9 Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$58,850
13,340
10 Temporary Help Services
$58,270
270
11 Administrative and Support Services
$58,170
370
12 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$58,170
370
13 Employment Services
$58,150
370
14 Health Care and Social Assistance
$57,790
29,400
15 Offices of Physicians
$56,020
610
16 Outpatient Care Centers
$55,990
240
17 Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$55,170
240
18 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$54,770
50
19 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$54,620
1,200
20 Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$54,590
1,180
21 Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$53,990
380
22 Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)
$53,550
30
23 Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$53,200
200
24 Child Day Care Services
$52,780
40
25 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$52,440
70
26 Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$51,420
140
27 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$51,340
580
28 Hospitals - Privately owned
$51,290
4,640
29 Hospitals - Local government owned
$51,280
600
30 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$51,120
5,470
31 Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$50,250
210
32 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$50,180
4,070
33 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$49,960
3,420
34 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$48,310
390
35 Social Assistance
$48,290
750
36 Hospitals - State government owned
$47,950
230
37 State government, including schools and hospitals
$47,910
650
38 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$47,250
550
39 Federal, State, and Local Government
$47,250
550
40 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$46,950
3,020
41 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$46,940
200
42 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$46,730
90
43 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$46,530
2,370
44 Individual and Family Services
$46,110
500
45 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$45,740
140
46 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$45,510
1,470
47 Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$45,470
260
48 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$45,300
1,610
49 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$45,190
170
50 Educational Services - Local government owned
$45,060
1,610
51 Educational Services
$45,030
1,770
52 Educational Services - Privately owned
$44,300
140
53 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$42,050
120
54 Educational Support Services
$39,960
120
55 Educational Support Services - Local government owned
$38,910
110
See also: Highest paying cities for occupational therapy assistants.