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Occupational Therapy Assistants

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages

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: $25.26
Statewide median: $21.49

 

This career pays above the statewide median wage.


Wages for Occupational Therapy Assistants *

Area Low Median High
U S
$25.52 $30.10 $35.82
Minnesota
$21.89 $25.26 $29.20
Central Minnesota
$21.19 $23.49 $27.61
Northeast Minnesota
$21.83 $24.20 $29.26
Northwest Minnesota
$20.79 $22.82 $24.76
Southeast Minnesota
$20.02 $23.43 $27.54
Southwest Minnesota
$21.99 $25.27 $29.55
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$22.36 $26.29 $29.63

* "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 690 workers employed in this very small career.

Where do Occupational Therapy Assistants 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 772 new Occupational Therapy Assistants to meet market demand between 2016-2026. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Occupational Therapy Assistants
Area Employment Employment Change
2018 2028 Number Percent
U S 43,800 58,300 14,500 33.1%
Minnesota 2016 2026 Number Percent
Statewide 506 603 97 19.2%
Central Minnesota 75 94 19 25.3%
Northeast Minnesota 38 41 3 7.9%
Northwest Minnesota 62 70 8 12.9%
Southeast Minnesota 53 58 5 9.4%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 309 374 65 21%


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