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Occupational Therapists Salary Information in Pennsylvania

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$51,670
25th Percentile Wage
$62,650
50th Percentile Wage
$76,950
75th Percentile Wage
$95,200
90th Percentile Wage
$112,400

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for occupational therapists in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $112,400. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $76,950. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $51,670.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24.84
25th Percentile Wage
$30.12
50th Percentile Wage
$37.00
75th Percentile Wage
$45.77
90th Percentile Wage
$54.04

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for occupational therapists in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $54.04. The median hourly salary is $37.00. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24.84.

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
201676,9502.72%10.63%
201574,8604.45%-
201471,5301.54%-
201370,4302.36%-
201268,770--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Occupational Therapists in Pennsylvania Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of occupational therapists in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of occupational therapists in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $67,210 to $89,120. The highest paying area for occupational therapists in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $89,120. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $85,230). The lowest paying area is Youngstown-Warren-Boardman with a median annual salary of $67,210.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$89,120
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$85,230
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$84,090
Lancaster
$83,780
York-Hanover
$83,340
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$82,900
Reading
$82,680
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$82,080
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$80,880
Erie
$80,700
Williamsport
$77,970
Philadelphia
$77,690
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$76,250
Altoona
$73,810
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$73,590
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$72,330
Johnstown
$71,770
Pittsburgh
$67,530
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$67,210


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