What is the average salary for a Respiratory Therapist?

Annual / Hourly

The average salary of a Respiratory Therapist is $57,880. Salaries start from $41,110 and go up to $76,750. Please note that the average salary for a Respiratory Therapist may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location. Our source, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, produces some of the United States most sensitive and important economic information, which is based on their strongest commitment to accuracy, quality and integrity.

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Highest

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

$76,750
Senior

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

$67,390
Experienced

The middle 50% of Respiratory Therapists in United States earn:

$56,290
Junior

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

$47,770
Starting

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

$41,110

Historical salary

Respiratory Therapist salary by state

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State Salary Rank
Respiratory Therapist Salary in California 75,870 1
Respiratory Therapist Salary in New Jersey 69,580 2
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Nevada 69,340 3
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Alaska 68,790 4
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Massachusetts 67,620 5
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Connecticut 66,680 6
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Hawaii 66,110 7
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Delaware 65,530 8
Respiratory Therapist Salary in New York 65,520 9
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Washington 65,040 10
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Maryland 63,460 11
Respiratory Therapist Salary in District of Columbia 63,240 12
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Minnesota 61,960 13
Respiratory Therapist Salary in New Hampshire 61,920 14
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Oregon 61,070 15
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Rhode Island 60,160 16
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Vermont 58,130 17
Respiratory Therapist Salary in United States 57,880 18
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Colorado 57,410 19
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Wisconsin 56,600 20
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Virginia 56,550 21
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Pennsylvania 56,190 22
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Utah 56,140 23
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Illinois 55,250 24
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Maine 55,180 25
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Texas 55,130 26
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Wyoming 54,710 27
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Idaho 54,700 28
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Florida 53,380 29
Respiratory Therapist Salary in New Mexico 53,360 30
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Michigan 52,960 31
Respiratory Therapist Salary in North Carolina 52,720 32
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Ohio 52,700 33
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Arizona 52,350 34
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Georgia 51,970 35
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Louisiana 51,960 36
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Indiana 51,890 37
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Montana 51,800 38
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Nebraska 51,790 39
Respiratory Therapist Salary in South Carolina 51,520 40
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Iowa 51,110 41
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Oklahoma 51,060 42
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Missouri 50,290 43
Respiratory Therapist Salary in North Dakota 49,830 44
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Mississippi 48,920 45
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Kansas 48,850 46
Respiratory Therapist Salary in South Dakota 48,850 47
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Tennessee 48,510 48
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Arkansas 47,270 49
Respiratory Therapist Salary in West Virginia 46,930 50
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Alabama 46,200 51
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Kentucky 46,140 52
Respiratory Therapist Salary in Puerto Rico 21,550 53

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics