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 cities 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,290
25th Percentile Wage
$40,450
50th Percentile Wage
$46,600
75th Percentile Wage
$54,230
90th Percentile Wage
$61,670

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 $61,670. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $46,600. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,290.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.48
25th Percentile Wage
$19.45
50th Percentile Wage
$22.40
75th Percentile Wage
$26.07
90th Percentile Wage
$29.65

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for respiratory therapists in Alabama in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $29.65. The median hourly salary is $22.40. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.48.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of respiratory therapists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201646,6000.69%3.26%
201546,2800.80%-
201445,9101.02%-
201345,4400.79%-
201245,080--

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 $48,910. The highest paying area for respiratory therapists in Alabama is Anniston-Oxford with a median annual salary of $48,910. The second highest paying city/area in Alabama State is Huntsville (mean annual salary $48,610). The lowest paying area is Florence-Muscle Shoals with a median annual salary of $36,310.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Anniston-Oxford
$48,910
Huntsville
$48,610
Birmingham-Hoover
$47,690
Montgomery
$47,270
Mobile
$46,900
Dothan
$45,000
Decatur
$44,190
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$42,290
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$42,160
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$42,010
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$40,050
Florence-Muscle Shoals
$36,310


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