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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 among Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,970
25th Percentile Wage
$63,280
50th Percentile Wage
$77,420
75th Percentile Wage
$96,890
90th Percentile Wage
$115,800

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 $115,800. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $77,420. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $52,970.

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
$77,420
0.61% 11.17%
2016
$76,950
2.72% -
2015
$74,860
4.45% -
2014
$71,530
1.54% -
2013
$70,430
2.36% -
2012
$68,770
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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 $68,410 to $92,290. The highest paying area for occupational therapists in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $92,290. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is York-Hanover (mean annual salary $89,330). The lowest paying area is Pittsburgh with a median annual salary of $68,410.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$92,290
York-Hanover
$89,330
Lancaster
$86,250
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$84,570
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$84,470
Reading
$80,930
Philadelphia
$80,440
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$80,290
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$79,570
Lebanon
$79,210
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$77,570
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$77,080
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$77,030
Williamsport
$75,580
Erie
$75,100
State College
$73,880
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$73,590
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$73,140
Johnstown
$71,770
Altoona
$71,010
Pittsburgh
$68,410




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