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Highest Paying States for Respiratory Therapy Technicians

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $73,790, District of Columbia is the highest paying state for respiratory therapy technicians. It is followed by Nevada (average annual salary $66,040). 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 state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Respiratory Therapy Technicians

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 District of Columbia
$73,790
$50,760 140
2 Nevada
$66,040
$46,580 120
3 New Jersey
$63,720
$44,890 140
4 Maryland
$59,790
$43,700 410
5 New York
$57,660
$40,470 280
6 California
$57,570
$26,820 830
7 Massachusetts
$56,820
$33,380 260
8 Hawaii
$56,810
$30,020 120
9 Arizona
$55,070
$36,340 380
10 Minnesota
$53,900
$41,730 60
11 Washington
$52,640
$33,300 80
12 Missouri
$51,670
$34,300 820
13 Texas
$51,540
$35,290 1,350
14 Rhode Island
$51,530
$42,520 30
15 Vermont
$50,120
$36,830 50
16 Nebraska
$50,120
$37,970 50
17 Pennsylvania
$49,930
$31,050 320
18 South Carolina
$48,990
$37,710 180
19 Florida
$48,360
$33,510 490
20 Maine
$48,270
$22,060 50
21 Indiana
$48,190
$23,760 160
22 Idaho
$47,950
$39,590 100
23 Mississippi
$47,870
$33,720 360
24 Illinois
$47,560
$31,000 470
25 Louisiana
$47,240
$29,560 490
26 West Virginia
$47,220
$31,960 150
27 Georgia
$46,200
$24,750 390
28 Iowa
$45,980
$34,430 110
29 Utah
$45,540
$27,910 120
30 Oklahoma
$45,490
$32,930 250
31 Kansas
$45,020
$30,230 90
32 Connecticut
$44,840
$34,170 100
33 Alabama
$44,200
$27,710 220
34 Ohio
$43,640
$28,550 220
35 Arkansas
$43,620
$32,980 360
36 Virginia
$42,880
$24,210 50
37 Michigan
$41,150
$28,230 160
38 New Mexico
$40,830
$26,480 50
39 Colorado
$39,610
$26,330 40
40 Tennessee
$39,100
$25,800 190
41 Kentucky
$37,830
$24,580 180
42 Wisconsin
$37,340
$22,020 130
43 North Carolina
$36,920
$27,600 60
44 North Dakota
$35,200
$22,310 40
45 Puerto Rico
$19,810
$16,380 460

Note: some states are missing from this table because the median salary information of respiratory therapy technicians in those states is not available at this time.

See also: Highest paying industries for respiratory therapy technicians, Top Paying Jobs in America.