Becoming a Registered Occupational Therapist via Online Education?

At the very least, online education can help you lay a foundation and/or open up alternate career paths. Penn Foster Career School is a US school (accredited) offering occupational therapy courses to train individuals to become top-notch occupational therapists, therapists, occupational therapy assistants, counseling psychologists, occupational therapists, etc. Currently, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics there are 97,840 people employed as occupational therapists alone in America, and their average annual salary is $70,680. Colleges and universities like Penn Foster Career School that provide online education are successfully launching workers into this field.

Registered Occupational Therapist Salary Information

Category: Occupational therapists

Total # Employed in the US 97,840
Average Hourly Wage: $33.98/hr
Hourly Wage Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$21.8 $27.51 $33.48 $40.46 $48.28
Average Yearly Salary $70,680
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$45,340 $57,230 $69,630 $84,150 $100,430
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
0.2% 0.5% 0.9% 8.6% 55.5% 31.1% 3.2%
Occupational therapists — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Colorado $39.72/hr $82,610
New York $39.09/hr $81,310
North Dakota $38.48/hr $80,030
Mississippi $37.98/hr $78,990
Wyoming $37.72/hr $78,470
Florida $37.41/hr $77,810
California $36.66/hr $76,260
Delaware $36.41/hr $75,740
Alaska $36.13/hr $75,160
South Carolina $35.85/hr $74,570
Kansas $35.47/hr $73,770
Hawaii $35.14/hr $73,090
Missouri $34.68/hr $72,140
Massachusetts $33.94/hr $70,590
Maryland $33.93/hr $70,580
Virginia $33.9/hr $70,510
Oregon $33.8/hr $70,300
Connecticut $33.5/hr $69,690
Maine $33.48/hr $69,640
Idaho $33.29/hr $69,250
Tennessee $33.18/hr $69,020
Wisconsin $33.16/hr $68,960
Ohio $32.98/hr $68,590
District of Columbia $32.94/hr $68,510
Kentucky $32.68/hr $67,980
Oklahoma $32.62/hr $67,840
Nevada $32.4/hr $67,380
Indiana $32.11/hr $66,790
Puerto Rico $32.06/hr $66,680
Utah $31.97/hr $66,500
Alabama $31.85/hr $66,240
Arkansas $31.23/hr $64,950
Guam $31.21/hr $64,910
Montana $30.91/hr $64,290
Louisiana $30.57/hr $63,590
New Hampshire $30.33/hr $63,090
Nebraska $30.3/hr $63,020
New Mexico $30.12/hr $62,650
North Carolina $29.61/hr $61,590
Washington $29.15/hr $60,640
New Jersey $29.11/hr $60,550
West Virginia $28.6/hr $59,480
Iowa $27.58/hr $57,370
Michigan $27.56/hr $57,330
Pennsylvania $26.6/hr $55,330
South Dakota $21.52/hr $44,760


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