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Respiratory Therapists Salary Information in Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California

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 [1].

Table 1 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Respiratory Therapists in Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California

Percentile BracketAverage 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.

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 Growth4-Year Growth
2016
$114,200
15.67% 37.78%
2015
$96,310
3.43% -
2014
$93,010
27.27% -
2013
$67,650
-5.03% -
2012
$71,050
- -

Table 3. Compare Respiratory Therapists Salary in Santa Cruz-Watsonville with Other California Cities

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
$114,200
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$99,750
Salinas
$95,760
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$93,190
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$91,850
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$90,210
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$89,600
Stockton
$87,720
Vallejo-Fairfield
$87,690
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$85,390
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$85,040
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$84,520
Redding
$82,330
Fresno
$82,170
Modesto
$81,120
Napa
$81,090
Bakersfield-Delano
$79,280
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$79,220
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$78,250
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$77,780
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$76,770
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$75,680
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$74,630
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$73,790
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$72,150
Chico
$71,040
El Centro
$70,710
Visalia-Porterville
$67,060
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$64,900



See also: Top paying jobs in Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California.