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Occupational Therapists in Rhode Island

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10.4% Jobs Projection
$79,730 Median Salary
30 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Occupational Therapists in Rhode Island is growing faster than average.

  • Occupational Therapists in Rhode Island earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Occupational Therapists Work in Rhode Island?

440 people worked as Occupational Therapists in 2018 in this state.

There were 380 Occupational Therapists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 60 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Occupational Therapists in RI Employment Trend

The typical state has 1,390 Occupational Therapists working in it, which means Rhode Island has fewer Occupational Therapists than average.

Occupational Therapists in RI vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Rhode Island

Jobs for Occupational Therapists in this state are growing at a rate of 10.4% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 23.8%.

Job Projections for Occupational Therapists: Nation vs. RI

Rhode Island Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 30 annual Occupational Therapists job openings in Rhode Island, and 530 total jobs in the year 2026.

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

What do Occupational Therapists Make in Rhode Island?

In 2018 wages for Occupational Therapists ranged from $58,100 to $118,350 with $79,730 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $27.94 to $56.9. The median hourly rate was $38.33.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $36.19 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $2.14.

The median salary in Rhode Island is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Occupational Therapists Earnings: RI vs. National Average

Top Rhode Island 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
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 560 $80,990
Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI 110 $91,680

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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Occupation RI Employment Total
Physical Therapists 980
Speech-Language Pathologists 450
Respiratory Therapists 320
Recreational Therapists 50


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