Texas Occupational Therapist Salaries

Salary for Occupational Therapists in Texas

The average salary across the United States for an Occupational Therapist in May 2008 was approximately $68,000, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In the state of Texas, however, Occupational Therapists make more than the national average. From College Station, where OTs  can expect to make $4000 per year more; to Houston, where OTs make $22,000 per year more than the national average, Occupational Therapists in Texas are some of the most well-paid in the country.

The following list represents the average Texas occupational therapist salary by major cities:

Amarillo:  $85,000
Austin:   $81,000
College Station:  $72,000
Corpus Christi:  $80,000
Dallas:   $85,000
El Paso:  $77,000
Fort Worth:  $75,000
Galveston:  $79,000
Houston:  $90,000
San Antonio:  $77,000


 Professional Organizations for Occupational Therapists in Texas

  • Texas Occupational Therapy Association (TOTA): This not-for-profit association  is an affiliate of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.(AOTA) and was officially incorporated in 1973. Membership in this organization is 1400 and includes OTs, OTAs, and students of OT. Benefits of membership  include access to monthly newsletters, continuing education opportunities, networking opportunities, educational loans and scholarships, and news on any changes in regulations.

Texas Occupational Therapy Association
1106 Clayton Lane
Suite 516W
Austin, TX 78723
(512) 454-8682

  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. (AOTA): Founded in 1917, this organization has a membership of 40,000 OTts OTAs, and students of Occupational Therapy. Membership in AOTA affords members the opportunity to network with other Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapist assistants, access continuing education courses, and receive subscriptions to journals, newsletters, and more that will help keep you up to date on changes in regulations and news in the Occupational Therapy field.

American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.
4720 Montgomery Lane
PO Box 31220
Bethesda, MD 20824-1220
(301) 652-2682

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