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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: $38.81
Statewide median: $23.81

 

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
$37.71 $42.62 $50.05
Minnesota
$37.31 $38.81 $47.40
Central Minnesota
$37.10 $39.15 $47.80
Northeast Minnesota
$31.07 $37.60 $39.15
Northwest Minnesota
$35.07 $37.65 $44.59
Southeast Minnesota
$37.67 $39.44 $47.39
Southwest Minnesota
$31.07 $37.33 $38.75
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$37.75 $39.34 $47.80

* "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 3,080 workers employed in this small career.

Where do Occupational Therapists most often work?

 

Current Demand

No data available.

 

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 1,966 new Occupational Therapists to meet market demand between 2020-2030. 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
2020 2030 Number Percent
U S 131,600 154,600 23,000 17.5%
Minnesota 2,869 3,192 323 11.3%
Central Minnesota 283 312 29 10.2%
Northeast Minnesota 167 174 7 4.2%
Northwest Minnesota 232 257 25 10.8%
Southeast Minnesota 385 413 28 7.3%
Southwest Minnesota 159 175 16 10.1%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,617 1,824 207 12.8%


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




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