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Occupational Therapists Salary Information in North Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for occupational therapists in the state of North Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of occupational therapists among North Carolina 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$56,410
25th Percentile Wage
$67,570
50th Percentile Wage
$83,420
75th Percentile Wage
$98,930
90th Percentile Wage
$115,150

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for occupational therapists in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $115,150. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $83,420. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $56,410.

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
$83,420
2.49% 12.20%
2016
$81,340
3.29% -
2015
$78,660
2.67% -
2014
$76,560
0.43% -
2013
$76,230
3.92% -
2012
$73,240
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Occupational Therapists in North Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of occupational therapists in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of occupational therapists in state of North Carolina ranges from $72,210 to $94,790. The highest paying area for occupational therapists in North Carolina is Burlington with a median annual salary of $94,790. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Rocky Mount (mean annual salary $88,740). The lowest paying area is Fayetteville with a median annual salary of $72,210.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Burlington
$94,790
Rocky Mount
$88,740
Raleigh-Cary
$88,570
Durham-Chapel Hill
$85,190
Winston-Salem
$83,920
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$83,750
Greensboro-High Point
$82,400
Greenville
$81,310
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$80,480
Asheville
$80,030
Goldsboro
$79,570
Wilmington
$78,620
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$78,500
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$75,430
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$73,500
Fayetteville
$72,210




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