Occupational Therapists Salary Information in Washington

The average annual and hourly salaries for occupational therapists in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of occupational therapists among Washington 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Occupational Therapists in Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$56,390
25th Percentile Wage
$68,110
50th Percentile Wage
$79,820
75th Percentile Wage
$95,650
90th Percentile Wage
$107,060

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for occupational therapists in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $107,060. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $79,820. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $56,390.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27.11
25th Percentile Wage
$32.74
50th Percentile Wage
$38.38
75th Percentile Wage
$45.98
90th Percentile Wage
$51.47

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for occupational therapists in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $51.47. The median hourly salary is $38.38. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27.11.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of occupational therapists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201679,820-3.27%1.83%
201582,430-0.50%-
201482,8402.89%-
201380,4502.60%-
201278,360--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of occupational therapists in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of occupational therapists in state of Washington ranges from $73,400 to $93,390. The highest paying area for occupational therapists in Washington is Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $93,390. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $91,350). The lowest paying area is Spokane with a median annual salary of $73,400.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$93,390
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$91,350
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$89,310
Olympia
$87,760
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$86,840
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$85,120
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$80,410
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$79,990
Tacoma
$78,600
Bremerton-Silverdale
$76,980
Spokane
$73,400



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