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What is the average salary for Respiratory Therapists in California?

Respiratory Therapists earn an average hourly wage of $37.15. Hourly wages typically start from $25.80 and go up to $49.76. Respiratory Therapists earn an average salary of $77,280 per year. Salaries typically start from $53,670 and go up to $103,510.

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

Learn more about the Respiratory Therapist job market for salaries of real jobs in your area. Alternatively, see what Respiratory Therapists earn in other states.

Highest

The top 10% of Respiratory Therapists in California earn:

$49.76 an hour $103,510 per year
Senior

The top 25% of Respiratory Therapists in California earn:

$43.98 an hour $91,470 per year
Experienced

The top 50% of Respiratory Therapists in California earn:

$36.99 an hour $76,940 per year
Junior

The bottom 25% of Respiratory Therapists in California earn:

$31.00 an hour $64,480 per year
Starting

The bottom 10% of Respiratory Therapists in California earn:

$25.80 an hour $53,670 per year

Historical salary for Respiratory Therapists in California

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