Respiratory Therapist Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$49,000
$40,000
Min 10%
$49,000
Median 50%
$59,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Health First
Highest Paying City
Philadelphia, PA
Highest Paying State
New Jersey
Average Experience Level
7.0 years
How much does a respiratory therapist make?
Respiratory Therapists in America make an average salary of $49,065 per year or $23.59 per hour. While the top 10 percent make over $59,000 per year, the bottom 10 percent make under $40,000. Health Care companies and Non Profits companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. The top 5 states when it comes to Respiratory Therapist salaries are New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Alabama. The typical employment in the position spans 7.0 years.
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Average Respiratory Therapist Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Respiratory Therapist in the United States is $49,065 per year or $23.59 per hour. The top city when it comes to Respiratory Therapist salaries is Philadelphia, PA at $62,781 per year. The Philadelphia, PA average entry-level salary for Respiratory Therapists is $41,000. New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Alabama are the highest paying states. Michigan, Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota, and North Dakota are at the bottom for competitive pay.

Map of Respiratory Therapist Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Respiratory Therapists earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Respiratory Therapist Salary By Company

Respiratory Therapist jobs offer good job security, but the wages reported in some industries are higher than others. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Respiratory Therapists are Health Care companies and Non Profits companies. The two companies that report the highest salaries for Respiratory Therapists are Health First and Lincare Holdings. Also, companies like Maine Veterans' Homes and Community Surgical Supply pay their Respiratory Therapists very well.

Respiratory Therapist Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Respiratory Therapist Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Respiratory Therapist can range from $42,169 to $47,076 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Recently Added Respiratory Therapist Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
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$37,566
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$37,566
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$108,524
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Respiratory Therapist-RT-Acute-Care Covid-19 Crisis Response
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$37,472
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Respiratory Therapist-RT-Long Term Acute Care-Crisis Response
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$104,350
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$106,437
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Respiratory Therapist-RT-Long Term Acute Care-Crisis Response
04/29/2020
$106,437
Careerstaff Unlimited
Respiratory Therapist-RT-Acute-Crisis Response
04/29/2020
$108,524
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Respiratory Therapist
04/28/2020
$59,104
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$250,962
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