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Respiratory Therapy Technician Salary Information in San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California

The annual and hourly salary statistics of respiratory therapy technicians in San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage statistics of respiratory therapy technicians in San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos 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 Therapy Technicians in San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$48,440
25th Percentile Wage
$66,260
50th Percentile Wage
$74,920
75th Percentile Wage
$83,840
90th Percentile Wage
$97,650

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for respiratory therapy technicians in San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $97,650. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $74,920. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $48,440.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of respiratory therapy technicians from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$74,920
4.99% 28.30%
2016
$71,180
0.86% -
2015
$70,570
2.58% -
2014
$68,750
10.68% -
2013
$61,410
12.52% -
2012
$53,720
- -

Table 3. Compare Respiratory Therapy Technician Salary in San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos with Other California Cities

From Table 3 we note that with a median annual salary of $74,920, San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos is the highest paying city for respiratory therapy technicians in state of California, followed by Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana (median annual salary $69,620). In comparison, the median annual salary of respiratory therapy technicians in San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos is 7.1 percent (7.1%) higher than that in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$74,920
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$69,620
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$68,300
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$62,880
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$59,860
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$59,650
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$59,360
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$59,340
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$49,900
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$47,260



See also: Top paying jobs in San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California.