Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2004

31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants

Assist occupational therapists in providing occupational therapy treatments and procedures. May, in accordance with State laws, assist in development of treatment plans, carry out routine functions, direct activity programs, and document the progress of treatments. Generally requires formal training.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation

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)
21,000 1.9 % $18.53 $38,550 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.79 $15.20 $18.53 $21.47 $25.73
Annual Wage (2) $24,530 $31,610 $38,540 $44,670 $53,510

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Offices of other health practitioners 5,220 $19.62 $40,810
General medical and surgical hospitals 4,860 $17.49 $36,370
Nursing care facilities 4,180 $19.17 $39,880
Elementary and secondary schools 1,200 $17.78 $36,990
Other hospitals 770 $17.90 $37,240

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Community care facilities for the elderly 560 $20.71 $43,070
Home health care services 470 $20.35 $42,320
Other residential care facilities 40 $20.23 $42,080
Offices of other health practitioners 5,220 $19.62 $40,810
Nursing care facilities 4,180 $19.17 $39,880

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
Ohio 2,020 $19.00 $39,530 0.038%
Oklahoma 480 $18.17 $37,790 0.033%
Massachusetts 910 $18.30 $38,070 0.029%
Wisconsin 720 $16.66 $34,650 0.026%
Missouri 640 $17.18 $35,740 0.024%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
California 1,190 $21.99 $45,730 0.008%
Tennessee 490 $21.01 $43,700 0.018%
Florida 930 $20.73 $43,120 0.012%
Connecticut 390 $20.28 $42,170 0.024%
Texas 1,230 $20.24 $42,100 0.013%

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
Youngstown-Warren, OH MSA 230 $17.87 $37,160 0.103%
Cumberland, MD-WV MSA 30 $15.20 $31,610 0.081%
Toledo, OH MSA 240 $19.45 $40,450 0.078%
Oklahoma City, OK MSA 350 $18.62 $38,730 0.065%
Lynchburg, VA MSA 60 $22.72 $47,260 0.064%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Riverside-San Bernardino, CA PMSA 110 $24.15 $50,220 0.009%
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX PMSA 60 $23.21 $48,270 0.008%
Lynchburg, VA MSA 60 $22.72 $47,260 0.064%
Monmouth-Ocean, NJ PMSA 110 $22.71 $47,230 0.027%
Oakland, CA PMSA 90 $22.69 $47,190 0.009%

About November 2004 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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.

All Healthcare Support Occupations

November 2004 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2004 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2004 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2004 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical notes

Last Modified Date: November 9, 2005

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