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
$32,600
25th Percentile Wage
$41,560
50th Percentile Wage
$51,420
75th Percentile Wage
$62,090
90th Percentile Wage
$74,160

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 $74,160. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $51,420. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid respiratory therapy technicians is $32,600.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of respiratory therapy technicians in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$51,420
1.48% 8.15%
2016
$50,660
3.22% -
2015
$49,030
1.43% -
2014
$48,330
1.61% -
2013
$47,550
0.67% -
2012
$47,230
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Compare Respiratory Therapy Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of respiratory therapy technicians in 22 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 all other ambulatory health care services industry with an annual salary $53,800. The lowest paying industry is the offices of physical, occupational and speech therapists, and audiologists industry (annual salary $25,070). For detailed respiratory therapy technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$53,800
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$53,800
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$53,580
Hospitals - Privately owned
$53,380
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$52,730
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$52,650
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$52,580
Hospitals - State government owned
$52,360
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$50,170
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$48,660
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$48,660
Hospitals - Local government owned
$47,770
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$47,770
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$47,130
Offices of Physicians
$45,990
Home Health Care Services
$45,730
Outpatient Care Centers
$45,090
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$44,870
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$42,350
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$42,310
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$34,250
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$25,070

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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