Occupational Therapy Assistant Salary Information in Tennessee

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,390
25th Percentile Wage
$54,120
50th Percentile Wage
$61,190
75th Percentile Wage
$70,310
90th Percentile Wage
$78,490

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for occupational therapy assistants in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $78,490. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $61,190. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45,390.

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
$61,190
1.60% 14.10%
2016
$60,210
1.71% -
2015
$59,180
0.66% -
2014
$58,790
2.36% -
2013
$57,400
8.43% -
2012
$52,560
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of occupational therapy assistants in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of occupational therapy assistants in state of Tennessee ranges from $53,910 to $64,630. The highest paying area for occupational therapy assistants in Tennessee is Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $64,630. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $63,260). The lowest paying area is Cleveland with a median annual salary of $53,910.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$64,630
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$63,260
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$61,520
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$61,460
Chattanooga
$60,870
Knoxville
$58,930
Memphis
$58,650
Cleveland
$53,910




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