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Respiratory Therapists Salary Information in Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida

The annual and hourly salary statistics of respiratory therapists in Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage statistics of respiratory therapists in Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Respiratory Therapists in Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$48,880
25th Percentile Wage
$54,390
50th Percentile Wage
$59,640
75th Percentile Wage
$65,100
90th Percentile Wage
$76,170

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for respiratory therapists in Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $76,170. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $59,640. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $48,880.

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
$59,640
1.93% 12.47%
2016
$58,490
3.18% -
2015
$56,630
4.20% -
2014
$54,250
1.75% -
2013
$53,300
2.06% -
2012
$52,200
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Table 3. Compare Respiratory Therapists Salary in Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater with Other Florida Cities

From Table 3 we note that with a median annual salary of $59,640, Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater is the highest paying city for respiratory therapists in state of Florida, followed by North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota (median annual salary $59,170). In comparison, the median annual salary of respiratory therapists in Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater is .8 percent (.8%) higher than that in North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota.

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



See also: Top paying jobs in Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida.