Occupational therapy assistants & aides

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Total Workforce

51.4k

Average Age

41.5

Average Salary

$36,163

Average Male Salary

$43,540

Average Female Salary

$34,843

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Occupational therapy assistants & aides are most often employed by the Outpatient care centers industry. The average yearly wage for Occupational therapy assistants & aides was $36,163 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Occupational therapy assistants & aides by wage are Emergency medical technicians, Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders, and Food & tobacco roasting, baking, & drying machine operators & tenders.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Occupational therapy assistants & aides are . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Occupational therapy assistants & aides are .

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Occupational therapy assistants & aides and on wages and locations for those in the field. Outpatient care centers is the industry that employs the most Occupational therapy assistants & aides, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Occupational therapy assistants & aides, by average wage, is Other health care services. Occupational therapy assistants & aides are paid most in false but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$36,163

AVERAGE SALARY

± $2,263

In 2018, Occupational therapy assistants & aides earned an average of $36,163, $17,725 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Emergency medical technicians make somewhat more than Occupational therapy assistants & aides while Food & tobacco roasting, baking, & drying machine operators & tenders make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Occupational therapy assistants & aides as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.297

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Occupational therapy assistants & aides had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.297, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Occupational therapy assistants & aides (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Occupational therapy assistants & aides.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Occupational therapy assistants & aides.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Occupational therapy assistants & aides, by number of employees, are Outpatient care centers, Nursing Care Facilities, and Home health care services.

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Industries by Share

51.4k

2018 Workforce

± 5,567

101%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 9.34%

The number of people employed as Occupational therapy assistants & aides has been growing at a rate of 101%, from 25,554 people in 2017 to 51,426 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Occupational therapy assistants & aides employed by various industries. Outpatient care centers employs the largest share of Occupational therapy assistants & aides at  22%, followed by Nursing Care Facilities with 21.3% and Home health care services with 13.5%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Occupational therapy assistants & aides in the US. The average age of male Occupational therapy assistants & aides in the workforce is 40.6 and of female Occupational therapy assistants & aides is 41.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Occupational therapy assistants & aides is White.

Gender Composition

7.81k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 2,169

43.6k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 5,127

84.8% of Occupational therapy assistants & aides are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Occupational therapy assistants & aides.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Occupational therapy assistants & aides

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Two or More Races

70.8% of Occupational therapy assistants & aides are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 17.7% of Occupational therapy assistants & aides, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Occupational therapy assistants & aides.

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Age by Gender

40.6

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 3.46

41.6

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.54

The median age of Occupational therapy assistants & aides is 41.5, and Male employees are generally 1.03 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Occupational therapy assistants & aides from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Occupational therapy assistants & aides is Health but a relatively high number of Occupational therapy assistants & aides hold a major in Parks, Recreation, & Leisure.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Occupational therapy assistants & aides from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational therapy assistants & aides need many skills, but most especially Active Listening and Social Perceptiveness. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Occupational therapy assistants & aides need more than the average amount of Operation Monitoring, Negotiation, and Social Perceptiveness.

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