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Occupational Therapists Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of occupational therapists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare occupational therapists salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Occupational Therapists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$54,380
25th Percentile Wage
$69,690
50th Percentile Wage
$80,340
75th Percentile Wage
$91,930
90th Percentile Wage
$102,860

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for occupational therapists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $102,860. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $80,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid occupational therapists is $54,380.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$80,340
3.00% 7.87%
2016
$77,930
1.92% -
2015
$76,430
1.35% -
2014
$75,400
1.70% -
2013
$74,120
0.13% -
2012
$74,020
- -

Compare Occupational Therapists Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of occupational therapists in eight industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 local government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $86,500. The lowest paying industry is the state government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $72,600). For detailed occupational therapists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$86,500
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$81,630
Federal government, including USPS
$81,630
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$80,340
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$77,040
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$76,470
State government, including schools and hospitals
$75,790
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$72,600

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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