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 amongst 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,260
25th Percentile Wage
$49,140
50th Percentile Wage
$59,840
75th Percentile Wage
$71,000
90th Percentile Wage
$80,300

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 $80,300. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $59,840. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,260.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17.91
25th Percentile Wage
$23.63
50th Percentile Wage
$28.77
75th Percentile Wage
$34.14
90th Percentile Wage
$38.61

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for occupational therapy assistants in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $38.61. The median hourly salary is $28.77. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17.91.

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
201659,8402.47%17.91%
201558,3603.70%-
201456,200-0.32%-
201356,38012.88%-
201249,120--

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 $34,960 to $63,650. The highest paying area for occupational therapy assistants in South Carolina is Columbia with a median annual salary of $63,650. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $62,180). The lowest paying area is Augusta-Richmond County with a median annual salary of $34,960.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Columbia
$63,650
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$62,180
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$58,100
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$56,160
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$54,680
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$54,080
Augusta-Richmond County
$34,960


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