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Highest Paying Cities for Respiratory Therapy Technicians

The top 100 highest paying cities for respiratory therapy technicians (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of respiratory therapy technicians in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $74,950, Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada is the highest paying city for respiratory therapy technicians. It is followed by Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California (average annual salary $74,460). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of respiratory therapy technicians in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Respiratory Therapy Technicians

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$74,950
30
2 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$74,460
240
3 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$72,810
150
4 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$71,180
90
5 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$71,000
150
6 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$69,620
330
7 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$69,170
90
8 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$68,300
30
9 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$65,330
40
10 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$65,290
80
11 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$65,010
280
12 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$63,940
60
13 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$63,660
50
14 Honolulu, Hawaii
$62,560
100
15 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$59,660
320
16 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$59,650
70
17 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$59,470
100
18 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$59,360
30
19 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$58,110
210
20 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$57,930
180
21 Hawaii-Maui-Kauai nonmetropolitan area, Hawaii
$57,870
60
22 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$56,980
180
23 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$56,800
40
24 Camden, New Jersey
$56,180
50
25 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$55,810
300
26 Richmond, Virginia
$55,290
60
27 Kansas City, Missouri
$55,250
270
28 Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area, Vermont
$55,190
60
29 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$54,770
70
30 Lansing-East Lansing, Michigan
$54,690
60
31 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$54,540
70
32 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$53,520
280
33 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$52,990
200
34 St Louis, Missouri
$52,780
320
35 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$52,230
300
36 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$52,160
160
37 Florence, South Carolina
$51,780
70
38 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$51,710
40
39 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$51,370
80
40 Sherman-Denison, Texas
$51,320
40
41 Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$50,970
50
42 Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$50,960
40
43 Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pennsylvania
$50,610
30
44 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$50,160
260
45 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$49,990
n/a
46 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania
$49,790
50
47 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$49,480
230
48 Tyler, Texas
$49,470
60
49 West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$49,020
30
50 East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$48,860
n/a
51 Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, Texas
$48,640
40
52 Akron, Ohio
$48,460
50
53 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$48,260
50
54 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$48,210
210
55 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$48,160
30
56 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$48,090
300
57 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, Michigan
$48,060
190
58 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$47,900
100
59 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida
$47,770
340
60 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$47,770
420
61 North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area, West Virginia
$47,590
60
62 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$47,260
n/a
63 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York
$46,390
30
64 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$46,210
170
65 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$46,190
50
66 Corpus Christi, Texas
$45,650
n/a
67 Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area, Indiana
$45,600
40
68 Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area, Missouri
$45,530
50
69 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$45,400
70
70 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$45,180
220
71 New Iberia nonmetropolitan area, Louisiana
$44,870
70
72 Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area, Louisiana
$44,840
60
73 Charleston, West Virginia
$44,740
30
74 Texarkana-Texarkana, Texas
$44,570
30
75 South Georgia nonmetropolitan area, Georgia
$44,410
40
76 Memphis, Tennessee
$44,300
50
77 Kansas nonmetropolitan area, Kansas
$42,670
50
78 Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area, Mississippi
$42,610
60
79 Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area, Mississippi
$42,570
30
80 South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area, Tennessee
$42,540
40
81 Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Missouri
$42,540
n/a
82 South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area, Arkansas
$42,200
50
83 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$42,140
120
84 South Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$42,010
50
85 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$41,690
230
86 Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area, North Carolina
$41,610
50
87 East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area, Kentucky
$40,520
50
88 West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$39,800
40
89 Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area, West Virginia
$39,750
50
90 Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area, Tennessee
$39,580
30
91 Montgomery, Alabama
$39,170
60
92 Ogden-Clearfield, Utah
$38,940
40
93 Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama
$38,790
100
94 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$38,730
30
95 Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$38,730
30
96 Salt Lake City, Utah
$38,510
40
97 Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area, Mississippi
$37,690
40
98 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$36,910
70
99 East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area, Arkansas
$36,680
50
100 Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area, Alabama
$36,400
40
See also: Highest paying industries for respiratory therapy technicians.