Respiratory Therapists Salary Information in Colorado

The average annual and hourly salaries for respiratory therapists in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of respiratory therapists among Colorado metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are 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 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Respiratory Therapists in Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$46,360
25th Percentile Wage
$53,640
50th Percentile Wage
$60,870
75th Percentile Wage
$70,610
90th Percentile Wage
$78,470

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for respiratory therapists in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $78,470. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $60,870. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $46,360.

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 Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$60,870
2.50% 7.79%
2016
$59,350
1.94% -
2015
$58,200
0.82% -
2014
$57,720
1.06% -
2013
$57,110
1.72% -
2012
$56,130
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Respiratory Therapists in Colorado Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of respiratory therapists in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of respiratory therapists in state of Colorado ranges from $50,680 to $65,160. The highest paying area for respiratory therapists in Colorado is Boulder with a median annual salary of $65,160. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $64,790). The lowest paying area is East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $50,680.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boulder
$65,160
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$64,790
Fort Collins-Loveland
$63,650
Grand Junction
$62,840
Colorado Springs
$60,890
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$60,750
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$58,590
Pueblo
$57,550
Greeley
$57,530
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$50,680




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