Respiratory Therapists Salary in Sector of Retail Trade

The salary statistics of respiratory therapists in the industry sector of retail trade are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare respiratory therapists salaries in different industries within the retail trade sector.

Average Annual Salary of Respiratory Therapists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,470
25th Percentile Wage
$44,780
50th Percentile Wage
$54,720
75th Percentile Wage
$65,310
90th Percentile Wage
$78,070

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for respiratory therapists in the industry sector of retail trade. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) respiratory therapists is $78,070. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $54,720. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid respiratory therapists is $36,470.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of respiratory therapists in the industry sector of retail trade from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201654,7200.15%7.35%
201554,6403.00%-
201453,0003.26%-
201351,2701.11%-
201250,700--

Compare Respiratory Therapists Salary in Different Industries within the Retail Trade Sector

The average salaries of respiratory therapists in four industries in the retail trade sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for respiratory therapists occupations is the pharmacies and drug stores industry with an annual salary $61,610. The lowest paying industry is the health and personal care stores industry (annual salary $54,730). For detailed respiratory therapists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Pharmacies and Drug Stores
$61,610
Nonstore Retailers
$55,840
Health and Personal Care Stores
$54,730
Health and Personal Care Stores
$54,730

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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