The annual and hourly salary statistics of respiratory therapists in Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage statistics of respiratory therapists in Santa Cruz-Watsonville is based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$60,930|
|25th Percentile Wage||$85,900|
|50th Percentile Wage||$114,200|
|75th Percentile Wage||$125,290|
|90th Percentile Wage||$131,930|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for respiratory therapists in Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $131,930. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $114,200. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $60,930.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of respiratory therapists from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
From Table 3 we note that with a median annual salary of $114,200, Santa Cruz-Watsonville is the highest paying city for respiratory therapists in state of California, followed by San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City (median annual salary $99,750). In comparison, the median annual salary of respiratory therapists in Santa Cruz-Watsonville is 12.7 percent (12.7%) higher than that in San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City.
|Cities/Areas||Median Annual Salary|
|Santa Cruz-Watsonville|| |
|San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City|| |
|San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara|| |
|Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area|| |
|San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont|| |
|Santa Rosa-Petaluma|| |
|San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles|| |
|San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos|| |
|Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura|| |
|North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta|| |
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale|| |
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana|| |
|Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine|| |
|Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario|| |
|El Centro|| |
|Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area|| |