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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 amongst Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$56,560
25th Percentile Wage
$70,170
50th Percentile Wage
$85,990
75th Percentile Wage
$99,870
90th Percentile Wage
$116,860

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 $116,860. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $85,990. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $56,560.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27.19
25th Percentile Wage
$33.74
50th Percentile Wage
$41.34
75th Percentile Wage
$48.01
90th Percentile Wage
$56.18

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for occupational therapists in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $56.18. The median hourly salary is $41.34. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27.19.

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
201685,9902.23%12.50%
201584,0704.34%-
201480,4202.60%-
201378,3303.94%-
201275,240--

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 $98,540. The highest paying area for occupational therapists in Massachusetts is Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton with a median annual salary of $98,540. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Peabody (mean annual salary $95,170). The lowest paying area is North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $63,360.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton
$98,540
Peabody
$95,170
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$93,450
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$89,280
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$87,340
Pittsfield
$84,950
New Bedford
$83,790
Taunton-Norton-Raynham
$81,950
Barnstable Town
$81,460
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner
$79,640
Springfield
$78,920
Framingham
$78,050
Worcester
$78,020
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$63,360


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