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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 data 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [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
$40,790
25th Percentile Wage
$50,300
50th Percentile Wage
$71,180
75th Percentile Wage
$82,640
90th Percentile Wage
$96,570

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 $96,570. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $71,180. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $40,790.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19.61
25th Percentile Wage
$24.18
50th Percentile Wage
$34.22
75th Percentile Wage
$39.72
90th Percentile Wage
$46.43

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for respiratory therapy technicians in San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $46.43. The median hourly salary is $34.22. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19.61.

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
201671,1800.86%24.53%
201570,5702.58%-
201468,75010.68%-
201361,41012.52%-
201253,720--

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 $71,180, San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos is the second highest paying city for respiratory therapy technicians in state of California, following the highest paying city Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale (median annual salary of $74,460). Compared with Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, the median annual salary of respiratory therapy technicians in San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos is 4.4 percent (4.4%) lower.

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 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California.