Occupational Therapists Salary Information in New York

The average annual and hourly salaries for occupational therapists in the state of New York are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of occupational therapists among New York 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 New York

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,300
25th Percentile Wage
$66,200
50th Percentile Wage
$82,450
75th Percentile Wage
$105,230
90th Percentile Wage
$130,630

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for occupational therapists in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $130,630. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $82,450. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $53,300.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25.63
25th Percentile Wage
$31.83
50th Percentile Wage
$39.64
75th Percentile Wage
$50.59
90th Percentile Wage
$62.80

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for occupational therapists in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $62.80. The median hourly salary is $39.64. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25.63.

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
201682,4504.46%12.86%
201578,7703.44%-
201476,0603.22%-
201373,6102.39%-
201271,850--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Occupational Therapists in New York Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of occupational therapists in some New York cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of occupational therapists in state of New York ranges from $53,920 to $92,850. The highest paying area for occupational therapists in New York is New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island with a median annual salary of $92,850. The second highest paying city/area in New York State is Kingston (mean annual salary $89,800). The lowest paying area is Ithaca with a median annual salary of $53,920.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
$92,850
Kingston
$89,800
Nassau-Suffolk
$82,020
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown
$81,000
New York-White Plains-Wayne
$80,570
Rochester
$74,240
Elmira
$71,870
Utica-Rome
$70,600
Glens Falls
$69,260
Albany-Schenectady-Troy
$69,080
Buffalo-Niagara Falls
$68,930
Syracuse
$68,040
Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$66,090
Binghamton
$65,270
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area
$63,920
Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area
$62,610
Ithaca
$53,920


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