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
$47,060
25th Percentile Wage
$57,900
50th Percentile Wage
$71,730
75th Percentile Wage
$88,000
90th Percentile Wage
$104,190

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 $104,190. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $71,730. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid occupational therapists is $47,060.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of occupational therapists in the industry sector of educational services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201671,7302.94%7.18%
201569,6201.95%-
201468,2601.57%-
201367,1900.91%-
201266,580--

Compare Occupational Therapists Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of occupational therapists in 14 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 educational support services - privately owned industry with an annual salary $76,840. The lowest paying industry is the elementary and secondary schools - state government owned industry (annual salary $60,930). For detailed occupational therapists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$76,840
Educational Services - Privately owned
$76,280
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$75,030
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$73,040
Educational Support Services
$72,180
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$71,760
Educational Services
$71,730
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$71,480
Educational Services - Local government owned
$71,240
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$71,210
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$70,920
Educational Support Services - Local government owned
$70,660
Educational Services - State government owned
$65,890
Elementary and Secondary Schools - State government owned
$60,930

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].




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