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What is the average salary for Respiratory Therapists in the United States?

Respiratory Therapists earn an average hourly wage of $28.12. Hourly wages typically start from $19.89 and go up to $37.61. Respiratory Therapists earn an average salary of $58,490 per year. Salaries typically start from $41,380 and go up to $78,230.

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Highest

The top 10% of Respiratory Therapists in the United States earn:

$37.61 an hour $78,230 per year
Senior

The top 25% of Respiratory Therapists in the United States earn:

$32.67 an hour $67,950 per year
Experienced

The top 50% of Respiratory Therapists in the United States earn:

$27.27 an hour $56,730 per year
Junior

The bottom 25% of Respiratory Therapists in the United States earn:

$23.04 an hour $47,920 per year
Starting

The bottom 10% of Respiratory Therapists in the United States earn:

$19.89 an hour $41,380 per year

Historical salary for Respiratory Therapists in the United States

Respiratory Therapist salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Respiratory Therapist Salary in California $37.15 $77,280 # 1
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Nevada $34.55 $71,870 # 2
Respiratory Therapist Salary in New Jersey $33.59 $69,870 # 3
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Massachusetts $33.31 $69,280 # 4
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Alaska $33.16 $68,970 # 5
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Hawaii $32.40 $67,380 # 6
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Washington $32.26 $67,100 # 7
Respiratory Therapist Salary in New York $31.97 $66,510 # 8
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Connecticut $31.87 $66,290 # 9
Respiratory Therapist Salary in District of Columbia $31.22 $64,950 # 10
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Delaware $31.18 $64,860 # 11
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Minnesota $30.53 $63,490 # 12
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Maryland $30.47 $63,380 # 13
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Oregon $30.16 $62,740 # 14
Respiratory Therapist Salary in New Hampshire $29.14 $60,620 # 15
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Rhode Island $28.91 $60,130 # 16
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Vermont $28.48 $59,240 # 17
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Virginia $28.06 $58,370 # 18
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Colorado $27.96 $58,150 # 19
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Wisconsin $27.78 $57,780 # 20
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Utah $27.62 $57,450 # 21
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Pennsylvania $27.21 $56,610 # 22
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Maine $26.68 $55,500 # 23
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Texas $26.54 $55,210 # 24
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Illinois $26.39 $54,880 # 25
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Idaho $26.35 $54,800 # 26
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Wyoming $26.32 $54,750 # 27
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Florida $25.86 $53,800 # 28
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Arizona $25.67 $53,380 # 29
Respiratory Therapist Salary in North Carolina $25.63 $53,300 # 30
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Indiana $25.57 $53,190 # 31
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Iowa $25.54 $53,110 # 32
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Ohio $25.52 $53,090 # 33
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Michigan $25.47 $52,970 # 34
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Georgia $25.33 $52,690 # 35
Respiratory Therapist Salary in South Carolina $25.03 $52,050 # 36
Respiratory Therapist Salary in New Mexico $24.99 $51,980 # 37
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Oklahoma $24.91 $51,810 # 38
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Montana $24.90 $51,800 # 39
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Nebraska $24.54 $51,040 # 40
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Louisiana $24.53 $51,020 # 41
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Missouri $24.31 $50,570 # 42
Respiratory Therapist Salary in North Dakota $24.04 $50,000 # 43
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Kansas $23.81 $49,520 # 44
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Tennessee $23.74 $49,370 # 45
Respiratory Therapist Salary in South Dakota $23.73 $49,360 # 46
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Arkansas $23.51 $48,900 # 47
Respiratory Therapist Salary in West Virginia $22.91 $47,650 # 48
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Mississippi $22.88 $47,600 # 49
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Kentucky $22.74 $47,300 # 50
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Alabama $22.39 $46,570 # 51
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics