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Want to work in New York as an Occupational Therapist? Read this first!

26.9% Jobs Projection
$83,530 Median Salary
760 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Occupational Therapists in New York are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Occupational Therapists in New York is growing faster than average.

  • Occupational Therapists in New York earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Occupational Therapists Work in New York?

9,740 people worked as Occupational Therapists in 2018 in this state.

There were 9,080 Occupational Therapists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 660 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 1,390 Occupational Therapists working in it, which means New York has more Occupational Therapists than average.


Job Projections for New York

Jobs for Occupational Therapists in this state are growing at a rate of 26.9% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 23.8%.


New York Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 760 annual job openings, and a total of 11,760 jobs for New York Occupational Therapists in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 10,200 annual jobs and 161,400 total jobs in 2026.

What do Occupational Therapists Make in New York?

In 2018 wages for Occupational Therapists ranged from $55,990 to $128,160 with $83,530 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $26.92 to $61.62. The median hourly rate was $40.16.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $39.84 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.32.

The median salary in New York is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top New York Metros for Occupational Therapists

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Occupational Therapists.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 10,190 $93,380
Rochester, NY 680 $73,210
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 640 $70,990
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 520 $68,090
Syracuse, NY 330 $76,840
Utica-Rome, NY 250 $75,960
Binghamton, NY 130 $78,100
Kingston, NY 80 $90,470
Elmira, NY 60 $73,320
Watertown-Fort Drum, NY 60 $65,040
Glens Falls, NY 50 $71,150

Top States for Occupational Therapists Employment

The table below shows the states where most Occupational Therapists work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York 9,740 $83,530
California 9,580 $97,260
Texas 9,250 $87,780
Pennsylvania 7,440 $78,340
Florida 6,750 $84,870
New Jersey 5,380 $95,090
Illinois 5,230 $84,820
Massachusetts 4,830 $87,940
Ohio 4,770 $84,320
Michigan 4,580 $74,750
North Carolina 3,470 $84,700
Wisconsin 3,420 $74,180
Maryland 3,370 $90,790
Colorado 3,130 $86,740
Virginia 3,070 $92,110
Indiana 3,040 $81,610
Minnesota 2,960 $73,760
Georgia 2,920 $82,880
Washington 2,780 $80,300
Tennessee 2,360 $84,600

Below are the states where Occupational Therapists get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
California $97,260
New Jersey $95,090
Nevada $94,300
Virginia $92,110
District of Columbia $91,950
Arizona $91,050
Maryland $90,790
Oregon $90,570
Connecticut $89,810
Massachusetts $87,940

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