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 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 Therapy Assistants in North Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,870
25th Percentile Wage
$52,320
50th Percentile Wage
$62,150
75th Percentile Wage
$72,180
90th Percentile Wage
$78,420

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 $78,420. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $62,150. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,870.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20.61
25th Percentile Wage
$25.15
50th Percentile Wage
$29.88
75th Percentile Wage
$34.70
90th Percentile Wage
$37.70

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for occupational therapy assistants in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $37.70. The median hourly salary is $29.88. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20.61.

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
201662,1503.85%11.21%
201559,7603.75%-
201457,5200.90%-
201357,0003.19%-
201255,180--

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 $51,680 to $69,940. The highest paying area for occupational therapy assistants in North Carolina is Asheville with a median annual salary of $69,940. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $69,110). The lowest paying area is Wilmington with a median annual salary of $51,680.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Asheville
$69,940
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$69,110
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$64,510
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$64,450
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$63,370
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$62,620
Fayetteville
$62,350
Durham-Chapel Hill
$62,320
Raleigh-Cary
$61,460
Winston-Salem
$55,170
Wilmington
$51,680


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