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

The annual and hourly salary statistics of respiratory therapy technicians in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage data of respiratory therapy technicians in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana 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-Santa Ana, California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$51,990
25th Percentile Wage
$58,170
50th Percentile Wage
$69,620
75th Percentile Wage
$83,680
90th Percentile Wage
$94,730

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for respiratory therapy technicians in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $94,730. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $69,620. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $51,990.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25.00
25th Percentile Wage
$27.97
50th Percentile Wage
$33.47
75th Percentile Wage
$40.22
90th Percentile Wage
$45.54

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for respiratory therapy technicians in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $45.54. The median hourly salary is $33.47. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25.00.

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. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2016.

YearMedian Salary Growth2-Year Growth
201469,62028.96%32.96%
201349,4605.64%-
201246,670--

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

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $69,620 in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana is in the middle of salary range for respiratory therapy technicians in state of California. In comparison, the annual salary of respiratory therapy technicians in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana is 6.5 percent (6.5%) lower than that in the highest paying Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale and 32.1 percent (32.1%) higher than that in the lowest paying San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City.

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-Santa Ana, California.