29-1122 Occupational Therapists

Occupational Description:
Assess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that help build or restore vocational, homemaking, and daily living skills, as well as general independence, to persons with disabilities or developmental delays.

Occupational Employment Statistics(OES) Wage Data
Wages Updated to First Quarter, 2018
GeographyEmploymentEmp SE*MeanMean SE*10th25thMedian75th90th
Minnesota 2,820220$35.67/hr$0.43/hr$26.23/hr$31.72/hr$35.53/hr$39.44/hr$46.69/hr
U S 126,0501,513$40.97/hr$0.16/hr$26.41/hr$32.91/hr$40.28/hr$48.57/hr$58.31/hr
*SE = Standard error, a measure of the statistical reliability of the estimate.

Leading Industries for Occupational Therapists
IndustryOES EmploymentOES Median Wage
Education and Health Services2,680$35.51/hr
Public Administration70$39.74/hr
Other Regional Data For Occupational Therapists
Geography (click title for details)OESProjections
EmploymentMedian Wage% Change 2018 - 2028
Minnesota 2,820 $35.53/hr 16.2%
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI MetroSA 1,910 $35.71/hr N/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,810 $35.71/hr 14.1%
Central Minnesota 260 $36.43/hr 17.0%
Southeast Minnesota 260 $35.96/hr 7.9%
Rochester, MN MetroSA 190 $36.68/hr N/A
Fargo, ND-MN MetroSA 180 $31.14/hr N/A
Northwest Minnesota 170 $34.48/hr -6.4%
Northwest Balance of State 160 $35.16/hr N/A
Northeast Minnesota 150 $33.54/hr 7.2%
Southwest Minnesota 130 $33.69/hr 1.2%
Duluth, MN-WI MetroSA 130 $33.50/hr N/A
St. Cloud, MN MetroSA 120 $36.72/hr N/A
Southeast Balance of State 90 $33.99/hr N/A
Mankato-North Mankato, MN MetroSA 80 $33.47/hr N/A
La Crosse, WI-MN MetroSA 80 $32.62/hr N/A
Southwest Balance of State 80 $34.59/hr N/A
Northeast Balance of State 30 $35.72/hr N/A
Grand Forks, ND-MN MetroSA N/A N/A N/A
Related Occupations
(click title for details)
EmploymentMedian Wage% Change 2018 - 2028
Social and Human Service Assistants15,060$16.67/hr12.0%
Physical Therapists4,230$39.83/hr18.4%
Recreational Therapists520$23.11/hr9.6%
Directors, Religious Activities and Education300$23.53/hr-1.1%
Tasks for Occupational Therapists