Occupational Therapists Salary Information in Louisiana

The average annual and hourly salaries for occupational therapists in the state of Louisiana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of occupational therapists among Louisiana 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 Louisiana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$50,740
25th Percentile Wage
$62,620
50th Percentile Wage
$81,400
75th Percentile Wage
$101,520
90th Percentile Wage
$123,540

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for occupational therapists in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $123,540. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $81,400. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $50,740.

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
$81,400
4.35% 12.60%
2016
$77,860
1.75% -
2015
$76,500
3.05% -
2014
$74,170
0.97% -
2013
$73,450
3.14% -
2012
$71,140
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of occupational therapists in some Louisiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of occupational therapists in state of Louisiana ranges from $66,630 to $93,930. The highest paying area for occupational therapists in Louisiana is Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $93,930. The second highest paying city/area in Louisiana State is Monroe (mean annual salary $90,860). The lowest paying area is Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux with a median annual salary of $66,630.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area
$93,930
Monroe
$90,860
Shreveport-Bossier City
$88,710
Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area
$88,510
Baton Rouge
$87,410
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area
$85,930
Lake Charles
$80,570
Alexandria
$77,210
Lafayette
$74,260
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner
$72,100
Hammond nonmetropolitan area
$70,530
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux
$66,630




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