Alaska Occupational Therapist Salaries
Alaska is a state with a diverse economy, relying heavily on the fishing, petroleum, forest, and mining industries. Because many of these occupations require physical ability and stamina, jobs in the health care industry are quite important in the state of Alaska. Practitioners are needed to support and maintain the state's workforce, and Occupational Therapists are an important part of this support system. As of May 2008, there were 150 licensed Occupational Therapists in the state of Alaska, working to promote the health and wellbeing of others through occupation. The average Alaska Occupational Therapist salary was $69,440 in May 2008. This is slightly higher than the average national salary for occupational therapists, which was $66,780. Occupational therapists in the state of Alaska and across the United States can look forward to a 26% increase in jobs through the year 2018.