Respiratory Therapists Salary in Sector of Educational Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Respiratory Therapists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$47,140
25th Percentile Wage
$56,650
50th Percentile Wage
$68,920
75th Percentile Wage
$79,720
90th Percentile Wage
$99,120

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for respiratory therapists in the industry sector of educational 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 $99,120. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $68,920. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid respiratory therapists is $47,140.

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 educational services from 2012 to 2016. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2016.

YearMedian Salary Growth4-Year Growth
201668,9200.61%3.06%
201568,5001.66%-
201367,3600.82%-
201266,810--

Compare Respiratory Therapists Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of respiratory therapists in six industries in the educational 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 educational services - privately owned industry with an annual salary $73,100. The lowest paying industry is the educational services - state government owned industry (annual salary $68,370). For detailed respiratory therapists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Educational Services - Privately owned
$73,100
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$73,100
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$70,000
Educational Services
$68,920
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$68,460
Educational Services - State government owned
$68,370

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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