Respiratory Therapists Salary Information in Florida

The average annual and hourly salaries for respiratory therapists in the state of Florida are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of respiratory therapists amongst Florida 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Respiratory Therapists in Florida

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,860
25th Percentile Wage
$49,200
50th Percentile Wage
$56,040
75th Percentile Wage
$62,110
90th Percentile Wage
$71,710

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for respiratory therapists in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $71,710. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $56,040. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,860.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20.61
25th Percentile Wage
$23.66
50th Percentile Wage
$26.94
75th Percentile Wage
$29.86
90th Percentile Wage
$34.47

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for respiratory therapists in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $34.47. The median hourly salary is $26.94. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20.61.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201656,0402.30%5.55%
201554,7502.48%-
201453,3900.90%-
201352,910-0.04%-
201252,930--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of respiratory therapists in some Florida cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of respiratory therapists in state of Florida ranges from $48,520 to $58,490. The highest paying area for respiratory therapists in Florida is Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater with a median annual salary of $58,490. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota (mean annual salary $58,280). The lowest paying area is Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin with a median annual salary of $48,520.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
$58,490
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota
$58,280
Port St Lucie
$57,790
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
$57,240
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach
$57,170
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$56,060
Lakeland-Winter Haven
$56,030
South Florida nonmetropolitan area
$55,910
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
$55,760
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville
$55,450
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach
$55,320
Tallahassee
$55,270
Naples-Marco Island
$55,210
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area
$54,880
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent
$54,420
Ocala
$53,850
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach
$53,760
Punta Gorda
$53,610
Jacksonville
$52,540
Gainesville
$49,760
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area
$48,950
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin
$48,520



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