Occupational Therapists Salary in Sector of Educational Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Occupational Therapists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$47,540
25th Percentile Wage
$59,260
50th Percentile Wage
$73,720
75th Percentile Wage
$91,350
90th Percentile Wage
$108,670

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for occupational therapists in the industry sector of educational 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 $108,670. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $73,720. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid occupational therapists is $47,540.

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 educational services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$73,720
2.70% 9.69%
2016
$71,730
2.94% -
2015
$69,620
1.95% -
2014
$68,260
1.57% -
2013
$67,190
0.91% -
2012
$66,580
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Compare Occupational Therapists Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of occupational therapists in 16 industries in the educational 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 other schools and instruction - privately owned industry with an annual salary $95,630. The lowest paying industry is the elementary and secondary schools - state government owned industry (annual salary $69,700). For detailed occupational therapists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$95,630
Other Schools and Instruction
$95,570
Educational Services - Privately owned
$77,000
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$75,080
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$74,830
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$73,860
Educational Services
$73,720
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$73,260
Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$73,240
Educational Services - Local government owned
$73,210
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$73,210
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$72,740
Educational Support Services
$72,660
Educational Support Services - Local government owned
$72,460
Educational Services - State government owned
$71,770
Elementary and Secondary Schools - State government owned
$69,700

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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