Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

31-2012 Occupational Therapist Aides

Under close supervision of an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant, perform only delegated, selected, or routine tasks in specific situations. These duties include preparing patient and treatment room.

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Industry profile for this occupation
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National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
6,060 5.6 % $12.21 $25,390 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.68 $9.03 $10.95 $14.80 $18.67
Annual Wage (2) $15,970 $18,790 $22,780 $30,780 $38,840

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
General medical and surgical hospitals 1,480 $11.89 $24,730 1 10
Offices of other health practitioners 1,250 $12.16 $25,290 2 8
Nursing care facilities 1,150 $13.17 $27,400 3 3
Individual and family services 250 $9.19 $19,110 4 15
Community care facilities for the elderly 250 $12.32 $25,630 5 7

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
State government (OES designation) 190 $14.62 $30,400 7 1
Home health care services 110 $14.14 $29,420 12 2
Nursing care facilities 1,150 $13.17 $27,400 3 3
Outpatient care centers 80 $13.02 $27,070 13 4
Psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals 130 $12.76 $26,540 10 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Pennsylvania 810 $13.11 $27,270 0.015% 543
Maine 90 $10.84 $22,550 0.015% 499
Kansas 180 $9.41 $19,580 0.014% 595
New Mexico 70 $13.94 $28,990 0.010% 342
Wisconsin 190 $12.68 $26,380 0.007% 543

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
New Jersey 130 $15.87 $33,020 0.003% 456
Ohio 250 $14.26 $29,670 0.005% 491
New York 610 $14.19 $29,520 0.007% 531
New Mexico 70 $13.94 $28,990 0.010% 342
Kentucky 80 $13.85 $28,800 0.005% 384

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Portland, ME MSA 60 $10.73 $22,320 0.039%
Philadelphia, PA-NJ PMSA 450 $13.03 $27,100 0.019%
New York, NY PMSA 350 $15.30 $31,820 0.009%
Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI PMSA 70 $12.98 $27,000 0.009%
Fresno, CA MSA 30 $9.65 $20,070 0.009%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Bergen-Passaic, NJ PMSA 40 $16.04 $33,360 0.006%
Pittsburgh, PA MSA 70 $15.98 $33,230 0.006%
Kansas City, MO-KS MSA 50 $15.67 $32,600 0.005%
Denver, CO PMSA (6) $15.63 $32,520 (6)
New York, NY PMSA 350 $15.30 $31,820 0.009%

About May 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(6) Estimates not released.

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2003 May National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Technical notes

Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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