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Occupational Therapists

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages   This career pays well above the median wage.

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $37.89
Statewide median: $23.00

 

This is a very high-wage career. It pays well above the statewide median wage.


Wages for Occupational Therapists *

Area Low Median High
U S
$34.77 $42.32 $50.56
Minnesota
$33.28 $37.89 $43.34
Central Minnesota
$34.59 $39.55 $45.66
Northeast Minnesota
$33.37 $37.28 $41.73
Northwest Minnesota
$33.45 $37.62 $42.81
Southeast Minnesota
$30.82 $36.29 $40.90
Southwest Minnesota
$32.26 $38.12 $44.02
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$33.47 $38.04 $43.58

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 2,840 workers employed in this small career.

Where do Occupational Therapists most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in moderate demand.

 

Future Demand   This career is projected to grow much faster than average.

This career is seeing very high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 2,329 new Occupational Therapists to meet market demand between 2018-2028. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Occupational Therapists
Area Employment Employment Change
2018 2028 Number Percent
U S 133,000 156,800 23,700 17.9%
Minnesota 3,026 3,517 491 16.2%
Central Minnesota 243 285 42 17.3%
Northeast Minnesota 111 115 4 3.6%
Northwest Minnesota 404 493 89 22%
Southeast Minnesota 358 398 40 11.2%
Southwest Minnesota 156 176 20 12.8%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,830 2,140 310 16.9%


Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.




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