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Respiratory Therapists Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of respiratory therapists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare respiratory therapists salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Respiratory Therapists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,720
25th Percentile Wage
$46,180
50th Percentile Wage
$54,950
75th Percentile Wage
$76,840
90th Percentile Wage
$92,370

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for respiratory therapists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $92,370. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $54,950. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid respiratory therapists is $41,720.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201654,95012.39%2.64%
201548,140-7.75%-
201451,870-4.13%-
201354,0100.94%-
201253,500--

Compare Respiratory Therapists Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of respiratory therapists in three industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 professional, scientific, and technical services industry with an annual salary $54,950. The lowest paying industry is the research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences industry (annual salary $53,630). For detailed respiratory therapists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$54,950
Scientific Research and Development Services
$53,630
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$53,630

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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