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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 $70,760). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [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
$50,760 120
2 Nevada
$70,760
$47,510 110
3 New Jersey
$68,420
$41,240 60
4 Hawaii
$61,070
$43,980 120
5 Maryland
$60,930
$40,480 330
6 Arizona
$58,970
$45,550 370
7 New York
$58,120
$40,970 260
8 Oregon
$55,230
$36,420 50
9 Connecticut
$55,050
$36,640 100
10 Massachusetts
$53,900
$34,720 190
11 Minnesota
$53,900
$41,730 60
12 Missouri
$53,840
$35,910 920
13 California
$51,950
$26,850 710
14 Washington
$51,600
$35,010 60
15 Rhode Island
$51,530
$42,520 30
16 Illinois
$51,170
$34,610 460
17 Texas
$50,750
$37,140 1,380
18 Pennsylvania
$50,300
$31,590 300
19 South Carolina
$50,200
$33,630 170
20 Vermont
$50,120
$36,830 60
21 Nebraska
$50,120
$37,970 50
22 Indiana
$49,760
$23,310 140
23 West Virginia
$49,550
$34,900 80
24 Georgia
$49,200
$26,890 380
25 Florida
$48,290
$31,650 490
26 Maine
$48,270
$22,060 50
27 Mississippi
$47,360
$33,300 370
28 Utah
$47,030
$32,660 110
29 Kansas
$46,600
$30,770 90
30 Louisiana
$46,600
$27,080 370
31 Arkansas
$46,010
$34,870 300
32 Oklahoma
$45,100
$31,890 250
33 Virginia
$45,080
$24,800 50
34 Iowa
$44,370
$28,250 140
35 Ohio
$43,190
$29,940 200
36 New Mexico
$40,830
$26,480 50
37 Tennessee
$39,520
$26,270 120
38 Kentucky
$39,290
$26,080 160
39 Colorado
$38,770
$28,360 110
40 Alabama
$37,860
$25,210 220
41 Michigan
$37,840
$29,510 140
42 North Carolina
$36,900
$28,280 50
43 North Dakota
$35,200
$22,310 40
44 Wisconsin
$35,100
$22,160 100
45 Idaho
$27,840
$18,980 30
46 Puerto Rico
$18,800
$16,160 360

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.