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 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 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage 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.

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
$57,080
1.82% 7.27%
2016
$56,040
2.30% -
2015
$54,750
2.48% -
2014
$53,390
0.90% -
2013
$52,910
-0.04% -
2012
$52,930
- -

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 $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
$59,640
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota
$59,170
Port St Lucie
$58,900
Cape Coral-Fort Myers
$58,230
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
$58,090
Sebastian-Vero Beach
$57,950
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach
$57,830
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$57,160
South Florida nonmetropolitan area
$57,130
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach
$56,910
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
$56,850
Tallahassee
$56,520
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville
$56,470
Naples-Marco Island
$55,210
Ocala
$54,810
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach
$54,650
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area
$54,240
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent
$54,170
Jacksonville
$54,000
Punta Gorda
$53,610
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin
$51,530
Gainesville
$50,840
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach
$49,830
Lakeland-Winter Haven
$49,620
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area
$49,050




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