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 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,620
25th Percentile Wage
$46,440
50th Percentile Wage
$54,280
75th Percentile Wage
$61,710
90th Percentile Wage
$70,430

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 $70,430. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $54,280. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,620.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20.01
25th Percentile Wage
$22.32
50th Percentile Wage
$26.10
75th Percentile Wage
$29.67
90th Percentile Wage
$33.86

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for respiratory therapists in Georgia in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $33.86. The median hourly salary is $26.10. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20.01.

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
201654,2801.34%5.49%
201553,5501.55%-
201452,7201.31%-
201352,0301.40%-
201251,300--

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 $46,320 to $57,330. The highest paying area for respiratory therapists in Georgia is Rome with a median annual salary of $57,330. The second highest paying city/area in Georgia State is Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta (mean annual salary $57,200). The lowest paying area is South Georgia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $46,320.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Rome
$57,330
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta
$57,200
Athens-Clarke County
$54,360
Columbus
$53,280
Savannah
$51,890
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$48,990
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$48,570
Macon
$48,050
Dalton
$47,580
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$47,280
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$46,320


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