Respiratory Therapy Technician Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

The salary statistics of respiratory therapy technicians in the industry sector of health care and social assistance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare respiratory therapy technician salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.

Average Annual Salary of Respiratory Therapy Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,430
25th Percentile Wage
$41,000
50th Percentile Wage
$50,660
75th Percentile Wage
$61,330
90th Percentile Wage
$73,790

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for respiratory therapy technicians in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. 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 therapy technicians is $73,790. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $50,660. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid respiratory therapy technicians is $32,430.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of respiratory therapy technicians in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201650,6603.22%6.77%
201549,0301.43%-
201448,3301.61%-
201347,5500.67%-
201247,230--

Compare Respiratory Therapy Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of respiratory therapy technicians in 20 industries in the health care and social assistance sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for respiratory therapy technician occupations is the other ambulatory health care services industry with an annual salary $53,800. The lowest paying industry is the home health care services industry (annual salary $45,670). For detailed respiratory therapy technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$53,800
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$53,800
Offices of Physicians
$53,090
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$52,160
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$52,150
Hospitals - State government owned
$51,980
Hospitals - Privately owned
$51,960
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$51,680
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$51,160
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$51,040
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$50,510
Outpatient Care Centers
$50,110
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$48,420
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$48,380
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$48,360
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$48,220
Hospitals - Local government owned
$46,780
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$46,760
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$46,500
Home Health Care Services
$45,670

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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