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Occupational Therapy Schools
In Chicago, Illinois

Occupational Therapy faculty can choose to work at one of 4 occupational therapy schools in Chicago. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the occupational therapy academic community in Chicago, and the future trends. Academia in occupational therapy includes occupational therapy training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Chicago Vs. Illinois Occupational Therapy Employment

Chicago 4,270
Illinois 6,290

Exactly 4,270 of the 6,290 occupational therapy professionals employed in Illinois, work in Chicago. Between 2006 and 2010, in Chicago, there has been a 14% growth in the number of occupational therapy professionals. As the number of occupational therapy professionals in Chicago has increased, overall employment in Chicago has also increased.

Chicago Vs. Illinois Occupational Therapy employment growth

5,670 6,130 6,560 6,260 6,290
3,750 4,090 4,410 4,080 4,270
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Illinois
  • Dark Yellow: Chicago

Occupational Therapy VS. All professions salaries in Chicago

$49,620 $51,753 $52,147 $53,820 $55,027
$43,430 $45,710 $47,740 $48,910 $49,140
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Occupational Therapy in Chicago
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Chicago

Salaries for occupational therapy professionals in Chicago have increased. In 2010 an average salary of $55,027 per year was earned by occupational therapy professionals in Chicago. The average salary for occupational therapy professionals in Chicago was $49,620 per year, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of occupational therapy professionals in Chicago is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Occupational therapy professionals in Chicago

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

Occupational therapy professionals make a median salary of $52,923 per year in Chicago. The difference in pay between the occupational therapy professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 152%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $31,483 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $79,473 per year.

Average Salaries for Occupational therapy professionals and related professions in Chicago

Occupational Therapy
Clinical Psychology
School Psychology
Sports Psychology
Forensic Psychology

Occupational therapy professional salaries in Chicago are, on average, lower than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Occupational Therapy schools in Chicago


There are 4 accredited occupational therapy schools in the city. Many of Chicago's occupational therapy professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Occupational Therapy Programs Offered In Chicago


There are a total of 5 degree and certificate programs in occupational therapy offered by Chicago's occupational therapy schools.

Student Completed Occupational Therapy Degrees In Chicago


Approximately 96 students completed occupational therapy courses in 2010.

Occupational Therapy Faculty Salaries in Chicago, Illinois

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