Occupational Therapy Assistant Salary Information in South Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for occupational therapy assistants in the state of South Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of occupational therapy assistants among South 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Occupational Therapy Assistants in South Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,380
25th Percentile Wage
$50,960
50th Percentile Wage
$61,870
75th Percentile Wage
$73,840
90th Percentile Wage
$82,090

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for occupational therapy assistants in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $82,090. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $61,870. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,380.

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
$61,870
3.28% 20.61%
2016
$59,840
2.47% -
2015
$58,360
3.70% -
2014
$56,200
-0.32% -
2013
$56,380
12.88% -
2012
$49,120
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Occupational Therapy Assistants in South Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of occupational therapy assistants in some South Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of occupational therapy assistants in state of South Carolina ranges from $43,420 to $69,890. The highest paying area for occupational therapy assistants in South Carolina is Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $69,890. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $68,570). The lowest paying area is Augusta-Richmond County with a median annual salary of $43,420.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$69,890
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$68,570
Florence
$67,270
Columbia
$63,650
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway
$63,430
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$63,030
Spartanburg
$58,870
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$57,230
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$56,680
Augusta-Richmond County
$43,420




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