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Respiratory Therapy Technician Salary Information in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California

The annual and hourly salary statistics of respiratory therapy technicians in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage data of respiratory therapy technicians in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Respiratory Therapy Technicians in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,050
25th Percentile Wage
$59,060
50th Percentile Wage
$74,460
75th Percentile Wage
$89,930
90th Percentile Wage
$99,940

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for respiratory therapy technicians in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $99,940. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $74,460. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $43,050.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20.70
25th Percentile Wage
$28.40
50th Percentile Wage
$35.79
75th Percentile Wage
$43.23
90th Percentile Wage
$48.05

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for respiratory therapy technicians in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $48.05. The median hourly salary is $35.79. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20.70.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201674,460-3.02%36.73%
201576,7105.14%-
201472,77032.17%-
201349,3604.56%-
201247,110--

Table 3. Compare Respiratory Therapy Technician Salary in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale with Other California Cities

From Table 3 we note that with a median annual salary of $74,460, Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale is the highest paying city for respiratory therapy technicians in state of California, followed by San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos (median annual salary $71,180). In comparison, the median annual salary of respiratory therapy technicians in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale is 4.4 percent (4.4%) higher than that in San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$74,460
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$71,180
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$69,620
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$68,300
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$63,660
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$59,650
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$59,360
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$49,990
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$47,260

See also: Top paying jobs in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California.