Respiratory Therapists Salary Information in Arkansas

The average annual and hourly salaries for respiratory therapists in the state of Arkansas are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of respiratory therapists among Arkansas 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,900
25th Percentile Wage
$40,670
50th Percentile Wage
$47,410
75th Percentile Wage
$56,660
90th Percentile Wage
$64,920

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for respiratory therapists in Arkansas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $64,920. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $47,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,900.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.30
25th Percentile Wage
$19.55
50th Percentile Wage
$22.79
75th Percentile Wage
$27.24
90th Percentile Wage
$31.21

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for respiratory therapists in Arkansas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $31.21. The median hourly salary is $22.79. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.30.

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
201647,410-0.06%1.27%
201547,4400.91%-
201447,0102.89%-
201345,650-2.54%-
201246,810--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of respiratory therapists in some Arkansas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of respiratory therapists in state of Arkansas ranges from $34,700 to $53,990. The highest paying area for respiratory therapists in Arkansas is South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $53,990. The second highest paying city/area in Arkansas State is Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway (mean annual salary $49,900). The lowest paying area is East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $34,700.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$53,990
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway
$49,900
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$49,780
Hot Springs
$45,170
Jonesboro
$41,980
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$39,920
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$34,700


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