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Best states for a Respiratory Therapist

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Do you wonder which states in the U.S. are the best for Respiratory Therapists?

If so, we have the full list of best to worst states for Respiratory Therapist jobs for you to check out and see if you think it's time to move and start new.

Why move?

Because not all states fare the same when it come to job opportunity and pay.

This way, if you are newly entering the job market, or you are looking to change jobs, you know which places are the best for Respiratory Therapist jobs.

To that end, we dove into our dataset of job and salary numbers to figure out which states have the best opportunities for Respiratory Therapists. Alaska is the best state for Respiratory Therapists -- the median salary for Respiratory Therapists in Alaska is $64,864.

The highest position that you can reach as a Respiratory Therapist is Chief Nurse Anesthetist.

The median salary of a Chief Nurse Anesthetist is $180,086.

The 10 Best States in America For Respiratory Therapists in 2019

  1. Alaska
  2. New York
  3. New Hampshire
  4. Washington
  5. New Jersey
  6. Minnesota
  7. Nevada
  8. Vermont
  9. District of Columbia
  10. Massachusetts
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  • (283 jobs)
  • (56 jobs)
  • (203 jobs)
  • (134 jobs)
  • (115 jobs)
  • (26 jobs)
  • (19 jobs)
  • (34 jobs)
  • (108 jobs)

In order to bring you the best states for Respiratory Therapists, we figured that the states needed to not only have ample job openings for Respiratory Therapists, but also high pay, and good career prospects.

To determine the above criteria, we looked at the our most recent data, and then we ranked each of the 50 states from best to worst for Respiratory Therapists.

Check out the complete ranking and a full description of our methodology below.

If you're interested, you can read more about the job scene here:

The 10 Best States For Respiratory Therapists in 2019

1. Alaska

Total Respiratory Therapist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
11 $64,865 $52,000 $79,000 1.28
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Respiratory Therapist Jobs in Alaska

2. New York

Total Respiratory Therapist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
283 $64,041 $52,000 $78,000 1.14
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Respiratory Therapist Jobs in New York

3. New Hampshire

Total Respiratory Therapist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
56 $56,841 $46,000 $69,000 1.91
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Respiratory Therapist Jobs in New Hampshire

4. Washington

Total Respiratory Therapist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
203 $58,671 $47,000 $72,000 1.48
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Respiratory Therapist Jobs in Washington

5. New Jersey

Total Respiratory Therapist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
134 $62,399 $50,000 $76,000 0.92
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Respiratory Therapist Jobs in New Jersey

6. Minnesota

Total Respiratory Therapist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
115 $58,360 $47,000 $71,000 1.07
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Respiratory Therapist Jobs in Minnesota

7. Nevada

Total Respiratory Therapist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
26 $62,399 $50,000 $76,000 0.77
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Respiratory Therapist Jobs in Nevada

8. Vermont

Total Respiratory Therapist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
19 $54,844 $44,000 $67,000 1.68
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Respiratory Therapist Jobs in Vermont

9. District of Columbia

Total Respiratory Therapist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
34 $64,865 $52,000 $79,000 0.92
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Respiratory Therapist Jobs in District of Columbia

10. Massachusetts

Total Respiratory Therapist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
108 $62,221 $50,000 $76,000 0.68
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Respiratory Therapist Jobs in Massachusetts

HOW WE DETERMINED THE BEST STATES TO BE a Respiratory Therapist

You can read about how the best state rankings are calculated here.

Detailed list of the best states for a Respiratory Therapist

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