Occupational Therapy Assistant Salary Information in North Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for occupational therapy assistants in the state of North Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of occupational therapy assistants among North Carolina 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 Therapy Assistants in North Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,430
25th Percentile Wage
$52,790
50th Percentile Wage
$62,980
75th Percentile Wage
$73,000
90th Percentile Wage
$79,130

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for occupational therapy assistants in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $79,130. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $62,980. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,430.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of occupational therapy assistants from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$62,980
1.32% 12.38%
2016
$62,150
3.85% -
2015
$59,760
3.75% -
2014
$57,520
0.90% -
2013
$57,000
3.19% -
2012
$55,180
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Occupational Therapy Assistants in North Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of occupational therapy assistants in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of occupational therapy assistants in state of North Carolina ranges from $55,260 to $73,250. The highest paying area for occupational therapy assistants in North Carolina is Asheville with a median annual salary of $73,250. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Greensboro-High Point (mean annual salary $69,150). The lowest paying area is Greenville with a median annual salary of $55,260.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Asheville
$73,250
Greensboro-High Point
$69,150
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$69,130
Durham-Chapel Hill
$65,460
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$64,450
Raleigh-Cary
$62,550
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$62,190
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$62,020
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$59,360
Fayetteville
$58,780
Wilmington
$58,580
Winston-Salem
$55,500
Greenville
$55,260




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