Respiratory Therapists Salary Information in Georgia

The average annual and hourly salaries for respiratory therapists in the state of Georgia are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of respiratory therapists among Georgia 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 Georgia

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,280
25th Percentile Wage
$47,970
50th Percentile Wage
$55,960
75th Percentile Wage
$63,470
90th Percentile Wage
$73,970

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for respiratory therapists in Georgia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $73,970. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $55,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,280.

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
$55,960
3.00% 8.33%
2016
$54,280
1.34% -
2015
$53,550
1.55% -
2014
$52,720
1.31% -
2013
$52,030
1.40% -
2012
$51,300
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of respiratory therapists in some Georgia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of respiratory therapists in state of Georgia ranges from $44,820 to $58,890. The highest paying area for respiratory therapists in Georgia is Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta with a median annual salary of $58,890. The second highest paying city/area in Georgia State is Rome (mean annual salary $58,550). The lowest paying area is Brunswick with a median annual salary of $44,820.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta
$58,890
Rome
$58,550
Albany
$57,650
Gainesville
$55,750
Athens-Clarke County
$55,200
Columbus
$54,820
Macon
$54,760
Valdosta
$52,920
Savannah
$52,490
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$51,560
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$50,450
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$48,870
Dalton
$47,580
Warner Robins
$47,260
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$46,960
Brunswick
$44,820




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