Occupational Therapists Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for occupational therapists in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of occupational therapists among Illinois metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Occupational Therapists in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,610
25th Percentile Wage
$67,660
50th Percentile Wage
$82,700
75th Percentile Wage
$98,660
90th Percentile Wage
$115,690

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for occupational therapists in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $115,690. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $82,700. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $53,610.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of occupational therapists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$82,700
0.51% 8.67%
2016
$82,280
3.90% -
2015
$79,070
0.11% -
2014
$78,980
3.43% -
2013
$76,270
0.97% -
2012
$75,530
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Occupational Therapists in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of occupational therapists in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of occupational therapists in state of Illinois ranges from $64,940 to $89,220. The highest paying area for occupational therapists in Illinois is Peoria with a median annual salary of $89,220. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Springfield (mean annual salary $86,170). The lowest paying area is South Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $64,940.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Peoria
$89,220
Springfield
$86,170
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$85,270
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$84,720
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$82,520
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$77,990
Champaign-Urbana
$77,480
Kankakee-Bradley
$76,710
Rockford
$72,620
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$70,280
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$64,940




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