The median annual wage for occupational therapists was $80,150 in May 2015.
The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $53,250, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $116,030.
In May 2015, the median annual wages for occupational therapists in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:
Nursing care facilities (skilled nursing facilities)
Home healthcare services
Offices of physical, occupational and speech therapists, and audiologists
Hospitals; state, local, and private
Elementary and secondary schools; state, local, and private
Most occupational therapists worked full time in 2014. About 1 out of 4 worked part time. They may work nights or weekends, as needed, to accommodate patients' schedules.
Median annual wages, May 2015
Health diagnosing and treating practitioners
Total, all occupations
Note: All Occupations includes all occupations in the U.S. Economy. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics