North Carolina Occupational Therapist Salaries

Salary for Occupational Therapists in North Carolina

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (USBLS), the need for Occupational Therapists is expected to grow much faster than the average. The growing elderly population in North Carolina adds to the need for occupational therapists.

Occupational therapists earned an average wage of $67,920 nationwide (USBLS ).  The 2008 BLS survey reports that in North Carolina, Occupational Therapists earn an average of $66,820 annually, slightly less than national figures.  Indeed.com estimates that occupational therapists in North Carolina earn $67,000. Here are figures from some of the most populated cities in North Carolina (Indeed.com):

Charlotte, North Carolina occupational therapist salary: $60,000
Durham, North Carolina occupational therapist salary:  $67,000
Greensboro, North Carolina occupational therapist salary:  $57,000
Fayetteville, North Carolina occupational therapist salary:  $58,000
Raleigh, North Carolina occupational therapist salary: $68,000
Winston-Salem, North Carolina occupational therapist salary: $58,000

North Carolina’s Occupational Therapist professional organizations

Occupational therapists and students may want to join a professional organization in North Carolina to stay up –to-date with developments in the field, hone their professional skills, and stay in-touch with other professionals practicing in the field.  The major professional organization for occupation therapists is the North Carolina Occupational Therapy Association.  There are over 700 occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants and students in occupational therapy that are members, so there is no shortage of networking opportunities.  What is nice about being a part of the North Carolina Occupational Therapy Association is that professionals and students get discounts on conferences and continuing education registration fees. 
The North Carolina Occupational Therapy association tailors its resources to the practice specialties of its members.  Resources are available in the subfields of administration, pediatrics development and delay, gerontology, community health, mental health, and technology.  The North Carolina Occupational Therapy Association is affiliated with the national American Occupational Therapy Association. 

NCOTA Contact Information:

North Carolina Occupational Therapy Association
P.O. Box 20432
Raleigh, NC 27619
Phone:  919-785-9700
Fax:  919-771-0115

The American Occupational Therapy Association
4720 Montgomery Lane
P.O. Box 31220
Bethesda, MD 20824
phone:  301-652-2682
fax:  301-652-7711

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