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Minnesota Occupational Therapist Salaries

Salary for Occupational Therapists in Minnesota


While Minnesota is known for its cold winters and snow sports, it also is an excellent place to live and develop a career.  The “Land of 10,000 Lakes” also has urban centers with shopping, theaters, museums and healthcare centers.


While Minnesota’s economy is industrial based, it has been lagging behind other states due to a variety of factors.  An article written for “Minnesota 2020” notes that while many other states have benefited from an increase in defense spending, Minnesota doesn’t enjoy a strong share of defense income.  The state also hasn’t made a large investment in energy production and the slump in new home construction has impacted the forestry and wood manufacturing industries.

The challenges facing manufacturing fields in Minnesota impact the number of people turning to service-based careers, including healthcare. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the average Minnesota Occupational Therapist salary is $60,590, and for certified Occupational Therapy Assistants (COTA) in Minnesota it is $39,010.

Minnesota Occupational Therapy Association (MOTA) is a professional organization for OTR and COTA.  Its mission is to promote occupational therapy, advocate for the profession, and assist with its members’ professional development. 

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