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Occupational Therapists Salary Information in Massachusetts

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$59,280
25th Percentile Wage
$72,550
50th Percentile Wage
$87,910
75th Percentile Wage
$101,770
90th Percentile Wage
$118,900

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for occupational therapists in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $118,900. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $87,910. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $59,280.

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
$87,910
2.18% 14.41%
2016
$85,990
2.23% -
2015
$84,070
4.34% -
2014
$80,420
2.60% -
2013
$78,330
3.94% -
2012
$75,240
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of occupational therapists in some Massachusetts cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of occupational therapists in state of Massachusetts ranges from $63,360 to $93,980. The highest paying area for occupational therapists in Massachusetts is Peabody with a median annual salary of $93,980. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $93,880). The lowest paying area is North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $63,360.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Peabody
$93,980
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$93,880
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton
$92,070
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$91,130
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$89,400
New Bedford
$88,740
Framingham
$86,940
Barnstable Town
$85,770
Springfield
$82,160
Taunton-Norton-Raynham
$82,090
Worcester
$80,200
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner
$80,110
Pittsfield
$78,710
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$63,360




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