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Occupational Therapy Schools In Alabama

Alabama has 6 accredited occupational therapy schools where occupational therapy faculty who teach occupational therapy classes can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the occupational therapy academic community in Alabama, and the future trends in occupational therapy training at the following levels:


  1. University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Administration Bldg Suite 1070, Birmingham, Alabama 35294-0110

    143 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Alabama State University

    915 S Jackson Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36101-0271

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville

    801 Main St NW, Hanceville, Alabama 35077-2000

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Oakwood University

    7000 Adventist Blvd NW, Huntsville, Alabama 35896

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. University of South Alabama

    307 N University Blvd, Mobile, Alabama 36688-0002

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. Tuskegee University

    Kresge Center, 3rd Floor, Tuskegee, Alabama 36088-1920

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Alabama Vs. National Occupational Therapy Employment

Alabama 1,410
National 135,200

Of all of the occupational therapy professionals that work in the US, approximately 1% work in Alabama state.

Employment Growth for Occupational therapy professionals In Alabama

1,050 1,100 1,450 1,460 1,410
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Occupational Therapy is a growing field in Alabama. In Alabama, 360 more occupational therapy professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of occupational therapy has grown by 34% in Alabama. This is faster than the trend for occupational therapy professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of occupational therapy professionals has grown by 13% between 2006 and 2010.

Occupational Therapy VS. All Professions salaries in Alabama

$42,830 $54,365 $47,117 $47,677 $47,593
$39,917 $41,500 $42,923 $44,323 $46,099
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Occupational Therapy
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Alabama, as the number of occupational therapy professionals is growing, the salaries earned by occupational therapy professionals are increasing. In 2006 occupational therapy professionals made a mean salary of $42,830 per year, and in 2010 they made $47,593 per year.

Salary percentiles for Occupational therapy professionals in Alabama

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Thus, there was a 10% growth in occupational therapy professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Alabama, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of occupational therapy. The pay differential between the highest paid occupational therapy professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 134%

Average Salaries for Occupational therapy professionals and related professions in Alabama

Clinical Psychology
Forensic Psychology
Occupational Therapy
School Psychology
Sports Psychology

In Alabama, occupational therapy professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Occupational Therapy programs available for each degree type for all schools in Alabama


As the number of occupational therapy professionals is increasing in Alabama state, the number of students graduating from the 6 accredited occupational therapy schools in Alabama state is also increasing. In 2006, 72 students graduated from occupational therapy courses in Alabama. And in 2010, 95 students graduated.

This represents a 32% increase in the number of occupational therapy degree or certificate school graduates in Alabama state. A majority of these graduates, or 57%, graduated with a master's degree in occupational therapy.

Occupational Therapy Faculty Salaries in Alabama

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Currently we are in the process of collecting data for the number of occupational therapy faculty in Alabama, growth in the field of occupational therapy academia and faculty salaries in Alabama. If you are involved in teaching occupational therapy courses to students at the associates degree in occupational therapy, bachelors degree in occupational therapy, and masters degree in occupational therapy levels, please anonymously submit your information in the field below. By doing so, you will be helping us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future occupational therapy faculty in Alabama. Once you submit your information, you will get a chance to see the data we have collected thus far.

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