Occupational Therapy Assistant Salary Information in Mississippi

The average annual and hourly salaries for occupational therapy assistants in the state of Mississippi are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of occupational therapy assistants amongst Mississippi 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Occupational Therapy Assistants in Mississippi

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,770
25th Percentile Wage
$45,890
50th Percentile Wage
$56,390
75th Percentile Wage
$62,860
90th Percentile Wage
$72,200

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for occupational therapy assistants in Mississippi in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $72,200. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $56,390. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,770.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15.27
25th Percentile Wage
$22.06
50th Percentile Wage
$27.11
75th Percentile Wage
$30.22
90th Percentile Wage
$34.71

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for occupational therapy assistants in Mississippi in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $34.71. The median hourly salary is $27.11. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.27.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201656,3901.77%16.56%
201555,3900.58%-
201455,0708.33%-
201350,4806.79%-
201247,050--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Occupational Therapy Assistants in Mississippi Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of occupational therapy assistants in some Mississippi cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of occupational therapy assistants in state of Mississippi ranges from $46,640 to $62,220. The highest paying area for occupational therapy assistants in Mississippi is Jackson with a median annual salary of $62,220. The second highest paying city/area in Mississippi State is Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $59,960). The lowest paying area is Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $46,640.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Jackson
$62,220
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$59,960
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$46,640


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