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Highest Paying Industries for Respiratory Therapy Technicians

The top 36 highest paying industries 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 in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $59,960, offices of physicians is the highest paying industry for respiratory therapy technicians. It is followed by general medical and surgical hospitals - privately owned industry (average annual salary $49,720). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of respiratory therapy technicians in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 36 Highest Paying Industries for Respiratory Therapy Technicians

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Offices of Physicians
$59,960
220
2 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$49,720
7,500
3 Hospitals - Privately owned
$49,680
7,750
4 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$48,950
250
5 Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$48,920
240
6 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$48,440
9,280
7 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$48,430
9,030
8 Health Care and Social Assistance
$48,330
9,890
9 Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$46,980
170
10 Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$46,730
180
11 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$46,380
n/a
12 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$46,380
n/a
13 Wholesale Trade
$46,380
n/a
14 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$45,590
430
15 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$44,930
180
16 Hospitals - State government owned
$44,930
180
17 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$43,890
1,350
18 Hospitals - Local government owned
$43,880
1,350
19 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$43,860
1,340
20 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$43,850
1,580
21 State government, including schools and hospitals
$43,580
230
22 Consumer Goods Rental
$40,930
440
23 Employment Services
$40,670
40
24 Administrative and Support Services
$40,670
40
25 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$40,670
40
26 Rental and Leasing Services
$40,000
460
27 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$40,000
460
28 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$39,140
40
29 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$39,140
40
30 Federal, State, and Local Government
$39,140
40
31 Pharmacies and Drug Stores
$36,910
n/a
32 Health and Personal Care Stores
$36,070
100
33 Retail Trade
$36,070
100
34 Home Health Care Services
$33,520
n/a
35 Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$28,520
70
36 Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$23,570
40
See also: Highest paying cities for respiratory therapy technicians.