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How much does a Respiratory Therapist make in Oregon?

Average Respiratory Therapist Hourly Wage in Oregon

Respiratory Therapists earn a median hourly wage of $32.49. Hourly wages typically start from $24.74 and go up to $38.81.

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

Average Respiratory Therapist Yearly Salary in Oregon

Respiratory Therapists earn a median salary of $67,570 per year. Salaries typically start from $51,460 and go up to $80,720.

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

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Respiratory therapy is part of the booming healthcare industry, which, as of 2012, was responsible for 18 percent of the total U.S. gross national product, according to a Georgetown University, Center on Education and the Workforce report. What’s more, the Center estimates that because of the increasing demand for healthcare services, the demand for healthcare workers is expected to grow twice as fast as for other industries.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports, an average yearly salary for a respiratory therapist is as follows: Less than one year of work experience earns from $29,087 – $55,652 per year; one to four years receives from $24,850 – $59,507 per year; five to nine years receives from $35,802 – $70,472 per year; 10 to 19 years earns from $30,161 – $71,247 per year; 20+ years of experience receives from $44,557 – $71,011 per year. The highest paid in the respiratory therapist profession work in the metropolitan areas of San Francisco, Santa Cruz, California, and Sacramento, California. The Vallejo, California area also pays well, as does the city of San Jose, California. Other well paying areas are Hawaii $66,890; Connecticut $73,670; Nevada $67,270; New Jersey $71,610; and New York, $69,730.

According to the BLS, an average hourly wage and yearly salary earned by the lowest 10th percentile of respiratory therapists is around $19.55 per hour, or $40,660 per year, whereas those in the 90th percentile received $35.77 per hour or $74,400 per year. Respiratory therapists’ employed in colleges, universities, and professional schools earned a higher annual salary ($67,060) when compared to those employed in rental consumer goods ($40,660).

Employment Type Mix

82%
Full-Time
18%
Part-Time

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Salary Satisfaction

3.3
SCORE
125
RATINGS
Respiratory Therapists average a score of 3.3 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Respiratory Therapists in the 73th percentile of salary satisfaction.

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Respiratory Therapist Earnings by Seniority

Top End Respiratory Therapist Earnings

The highest earning Respiratory Therapists in Oregon earn:

$38.81
an hour
$80,720
per year
Senior Respiratory Therapist Earnings

Senior Respiratory Therapists in Oregon earn:

$36.39
an hour
$75,690
per year
Experienced Respiratory Therapist Earnings

Experienced Respiratory Therapists in Oregon earn:

$32.49
an hour
$67,570
per year
Junior Respiratory Therapist Earnings

Junior Respiratory Therapists in Oregon earn:

$27.85
an hour
$57,930
per year
Starting Respiratory Therapist Earnings

Starting Respiratory Therapists in Oregon earn:

$24.74
an hour
$51,460
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Respiratory Therapist salary comparison

Respiratory Therapists earn more than 57% percent of Health careers in Oregon. Respiratory Therapist salaries are in the top 57% of all careers in Oregon.

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Respiratory Therapist Salary $67k
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Historical salary for Respiratory Therapists in Oregon

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