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Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapist Assistant and Aides Salary Information

The salary statistics of occupational therapy and physical therapist assistants and aides are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of occupational therapy and physical therapist assistants and aides in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of occupational therapy and physical therapist assistants and aides within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The occupational therapy and physical therapist assistants and aides annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapist Assistant and Aides Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,950
25th Percentile Wage
$30,390
50th Percentile Wage
$50,510
75th Percentile Wage
$63,600
90th Percentile Wage
$76,820

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for occupational therapy and physical therapist assistants and aides. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) occupational therapy and physical therapist assistants and aides is $76,820. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $50,510. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,950. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 234% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of occupational therapy and physical therapist assistants and aides from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$50,510
3.05% 16.61%
2016
$48,970
4.59% -
2015
$46,720
4.09% -
2014
$44,810
3.46% -
2013
$43,260
2.64% -
2012
$42,120
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Table 2. Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapist Assistant and Aides Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of occupational therapy and physical therapist assistants and aides in 8 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for occupational therapy and physical therapist assistants and aides occupations is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector with an annual salary $60,000. The lowest paying sector is the wholesale trade sector (annual salary $23,400).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$60,000
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$58,660
Health Care and Social Assistance
$50,730
Educational Services
$48,100
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$33,470
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$31,950
Federal, State, and Local Government
$31,950
Wholesale Trade
$23,400

Table 3. Salaries of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapist Assistant and Aides Related Occupations

The average annual salary of occupational therapy and physical therapist assistant and aides related occupations at the national level is given in Table 3. For more salary information about a specific occupation, use the links below.

Occupation Median Annual Salary
Occupational Therapy Assistants
$67,870
Physical Therapist Assistants
$64,570
Occupational Therapy Assistants and Aides
$56,690
Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides
$46,920
Occupational Therapy Aides
$29,080
Physical Therapist Aides
$26,250



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