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 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,850
25th Percentile Wage
$62,380
50th Percentile Wage
$77,860
75th Percentile Wage
$97,780
90th Percentile Wage
$120,060

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 $120,060. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $77,860. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $52,850.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25.41
25th Percentile Wage
$29.99
50th Percentile Wage
$37.44
75th Percentile Wage
$47.01
90th Percentile Wage
$57.72

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for occupational therapists in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $57.72. The median hourly salary is $37.44. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25.41.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of occupational therapists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201677,8601.75%8.63%
201576,5003.05%-
201474,1700.97%-
201373,4503.14%-
201271,140--

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 $70,490 to $92,010. The highest paying area for occupational therapists in Louisiana is Monroe with a median annual salary of $92,010. The second highest paying city/area in Louisiana State is Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $88,550). The lowest paying area is New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner with a median annual salary of $70,490.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Monroe
$92,010
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area
$88,550
Baton Rouge
$85,880
Shreveport-Bossier City
$84,730
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area
$82,570
Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area
$79,470
Alexandria
$77,210
Lake Charles
$74,920
Lafayette
$71,980
Hammond nonmetropolitan area
$70,530
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner
$70,490



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