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Occupational Therapists Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of occupational therapists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare occupational therapists salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Occupational Therapists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$55,100
25th Percentile Wage
$65,760
50th Percentile Wage
$93,320
75th Percentile Wage
$116,290
90th Percentile Wage
$132,280

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for occupational therapists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) occupational therapists is $132,280. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $93,320. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid occupational therapists is $55,100.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of occupational therapists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$93,320
2.06% 7.89%
2016
$91,400
0.28% -
2015
$91,140
5.19% -
2014
$86,410
-0.02% -
2013
$86,430
0.54% -
2012
$85,960
- -

Compare Occupational Therapists Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of occupational therapists in four industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for occupational therapists occupations is the research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences industry with an annual salary $137,140. The lowest paying industry is the professional, scientific, and technical services industry (annual salary $93,320). For detailed occupational therapists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$137,140
Scientific Research and Development Services
$136,030
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$93,350
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$93,320

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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