Occupational Therapists Salary Information in Tennessee

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$55,490
25th Percentile Wage
$68,660
50th Percentile Wage
$81,880
75th Percentile Wage
$96,860
90th Percentile Wage
$113,150

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for occupational therapists in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $113,150. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $81,880. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $55,490.

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
$81,880
-1.16% 7.76%
2016
$82,830
2.97% -
2015
$80,370
-1.80% -
2014
$81,820
5.72% -
2013
$77,140
2.09% -
2012
$75,530
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of occupational therapists in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of occupational therapists in state of Tennessee ranges from $48,640 to $98,150. The highest paying area for occupational therapists in Tennessee is Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $98,150. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $91,010). The lowest paying area is Cleveland with a median annual salary of $48,640.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$98,150
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$91,010
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$88,020
Johnson City
$83,420
Morristown
$82,680
Memphis
$82,590
Jackson
$81,240
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$79,990
Chattanooga
$79,310
Knoxville
$78,790
Clarksville
$63,370
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$61,900
Cleveland
$48,640




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