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Highest Paying States for Occupational Therapists

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $92,810, Nevada is the highest paying state for occupational therapists. It is followed by California (average annual salary $92,670). 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 state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Occupational Therapists

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Nevada
$92,810
$58,200 680
2 California
$92,670
$52,160 10,390
3 Texas
$92,230
$60,220 9,160
4 New Jersey
$90,660
$62,340 4,270
5 Virginia
$90,640
$59,050 2,850
6 Connecticut
$88,720
$62,450 1,940
7 Maryland
$87,690
$55,890 2,710
8 Oregon
$86,490
$63,700 1,080
9 Massachusetts
$85,990
$56,560 4,940
10 Arizona
$85,940
$54,140 1,550
11 District of Columbia
$85,930
$64,640 430
12 Florida
$84,990
$54,990 6,140
13 Delaware
$84,270
$64,360 300
14 Georgia
$82,960
$55,150 2,820
15 Tennessee
$82,830
$52,930 1,970
16 Colorado
$82,780
$60,040 2,670
17 New York
$82,450
$53,300 8,130
18 Illinois
$82,280
$55,450 4,800
19 Ohio
$81,800
$57,430 4,620
20 North Carolina
$81,340
$55,560 3,150
21 Mississippi
$80,830
$53,440 910
22 Utah
$80,390
$54,260 840
23 West Virginia
$80,280
$53,780 690
24 Oklahoma
$80,170
$42,450 930
25 Alabama
$79,880
$54,750 1,080
26 Washington
$79,820
$56,390 2,630
27 New Hampshire
$79,420
$57,360 1,120
28 Rhode Island
$79,250
$62,410 440
29 Kansas
$79,190
$55,650 1,170
30 Alaska
$79,000
$46,670 270
31 Kentucky
$78,840
$56,800 1,630
32 New Mexico
$78,800
$43,990 670
33 Arkansas
$78,680
$49,120 1,030
34 Hawaii
$77,970
$57,960 280
35 Louisiana
$77,860
$52,850 1,660
36 South Carolina
$77,510
$52,430 1,280
37 Pennsylvania
$76,950
$51,670 6,450
38 Indiana
$75,360
$52,060 2,670
39 Vermont
$75,190
$53,720 270
40 Idaho
$74,280
$36,140 400
41 Iowa
$74,120
$55,340 1,050
42 Nebraska
$73,820
$52,510 980
43 Missouri
$73,570
$50,820 2,490
44 Michigan
$73,560
$53,540 4,810
45 Wyoming
$72,710
$51,700 270
46 Minnesota
$72,420
$53,760 2,370
47 Montana
$69,610
$39,950 370
48 Wisconsin
$68,230
$45,280 2,970
49 Maine
$64,140
$44,270 910
50 North Dakota
$63,170
$49,070 470
51 South Dakota
$62,370
$50,310 350
52 Puerto Rico
$38,980
$26,350 180
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