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Best states for an Occupational Therapist

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Are you wondering which place in the United States is the best state for Occupational Therapists?

Knowing how challenging it is to figure out where to start your career or where to move to advance your career, we decided to bring you a list of best states for Occupational Therapist jobs.

Turns out, the median salary for the highest 10% of Occupational Therapists in America is $91,000.

64% of people in the field are White, while 13% are Hispanic or Latino.

If you are currently seeking employment as an Occupational Therapist, you can find open job positions using Zippia's search tools.

The 10 Best States in America For Occupational Therapists in 2019

  1. Oregon
  2. Nevada
  3. Louisiana
  4. Arizona
  5. Tennessee
  6. Oklahoma
  7. Alaska
  8. Indiana
  9. California
  10. Delaware
  • (351 jobs)
  • (142 jobs)
  • (292 jobs)
  • (413 jobs)
  • (397 jobs)
  • (235 jobs)
  • (76 jobs)
  • (393 jobs)
  • (2,136 jobs)
  • (71 jobs)

In order to bring you the best states for Occupational Therapists, we figured that the states needed to not only have ample job openings for Occupational Therapists, but also high pay, and good career prospects.

To determine the above criteria, we looked at the our most recent data, and then we ranked each of the 50 states from best to worst for Occupational Therapists.

Below is the list of best cities for Occupational Therapist jobs ranked from 1 to 50.

If you're interested, you can read more about the job scene here:

The 10 Best States For Occupational Therapists in 2019

1. Oregon

Total Occupational Therapist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
351 $79,387 $67,000 $93,000 1.52
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Occupational Therapist Jobs in Oregon

2. Nevada

Total Occupational Therapist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
142 $83,334 $70,000 $98,000 1.11
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Occupational Therapist Jobs in Nevada

3. Louisiana

Total Occupational Therapist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
292 $78,490 $58,000 $105,000 1.62
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Occupational Therapist Jobs in Louisiana

4. Arizona

Total Occupational Therapist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
413 $79,688 $61,000 $103,000 1.21
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Occupational Therapist Jobs in Arizona

5. Tennessee

Total Occupational Therapist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
397 $73,925 $62,000 $87,000 1.22
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Occupational Therapist Jobs in Tennessee

6. Oklahoma

Total Occupational Therapist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
235 $85,567 $54,000 $133,000 1.5
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Occupational Therapist Jobs in Oklahoma

7. Alaska

Total Occupational Therapist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
76 $74,055 $60,000 $90,000 2.32
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Occupational Therapist Jobs in Alaska

8. Indiana

Total Occupational Therapist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
393 $74,804 $59,000 $93,000 1.11
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Occupational Therapist Jobs in Indiana

9. California

Total Occupational Therapist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
2,136 $89,135 $75,000 $105,000 0.92
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Occupational Therapist Jobs in California

10. Delaware

Total Occupational Therapist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
71 $75,132 $62,000 $90,000 1.21
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Occupational Therapist Jobs in Delaware

HOW WE DETERMINED THE BEST STATES TO BE an Occupational Therapist

You can read about how the best state rankings are calculated here.

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