Respiratory Therapists Salary Information in Alabama

The average annual and hourly salaries for respiratory therapists in the state of Alabama are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of respiratory therapists among Alabama areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Respiratory Therapists in Alabama

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,200
25th Percentile Wage
$42,060
50th Percentile Wage
$47,860
75th Percentile Wage
$56,170
90th Percentile Wage
$63,300

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for respiratory therapists in Alabama in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $63,300. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $47,860. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,200.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of respiratory therapists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$47,860
2.63% 5.81%
2016
$46,600
0.69% -
2015
$46,280
0.80% -
2014
$45,910
1.02% -
2013
$45,440
0.79% -
2012
$45,080
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Respiratory Therapists in Alabama Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of respiratory therapists in some Alabama cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of respiratory therapists in state of Alabama ranges from $36,310 to $54,600. The highest paying area for respiratory therapists in Alabama is Huntsville with a median annual salary of $54,600. The second highest paying city/area in Alabama State is Montgomery (mean annual salary $51,990). The lowest paying area is Florence-Muscle Shoals with a median annual salary of $36,310.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Huntsville
$54,600
Montgomery
$51,990
Gadsden
$50,970
Birmingham-Hoover
$49,020
Mobile
$48,730
Dothan
$47,300
Anniston-Oxford
$47,120
Auburn-Opelika
$46,870
Tuscaloosa
$45,730
Decatur
$44,250
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$43,650
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$43,650
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$43,270
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$40,360
Florence-Muscle Shoals
$36,310




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