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 among Florida cities 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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$43,890|
|25th Percentile Wage||$50,540|
|50th Percentile Wage||$57,080|
|75th Percentile Wage||$63,130|
|90th Percentile Wage||$73,430|
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 $73,430. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $57,080. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,890.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of respiratory therapists from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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 $49,050 to $59,640. The highest paying area for respiratory therapists in Florida is Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater with a median annual salary of $59,640. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota (mean annual salary $59,170). The lowest paying area is Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $49,050.
|Cities/Areas||Median Annual Salary|
|Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater|| |
|North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota|| |
|Port St Lucie|| |
|Cape Coral-Fort Myers|| |
|Sebastian-Vero Beach|| |
|Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach|| |
|Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach|| |
|South Florida nonmetropolitan area|| |
|West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach|| |
|Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall|| |
|Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville|| |
|Naples-Marco Island|| |
|Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach|| |
|Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent|| |
|Punta Gorda|| |
|Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin|| |
|Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach|| |
|Lakeland-Winter Haven|| |
|Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area|| |