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Respiratory Therapists Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of respiratory therapists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare respiratory therapists salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Respiratory Therapists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,750
25th Percentile Wage
$48,060
50th Percentile Wage
$52,580
75th Percentile Wage
$61,060
90th Percentile Wage
$74,600

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for respiratory therapists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $74,600. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $52,580. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid respiratory therapists is $44,750.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of respiratory therapists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$52,580
1.79% 9.00%
2016
$51,640
2.92% -
2015
$50,130
2.39% -
2014
$48,930
2.21% -
2013
$47,850
0.00% -
2012
$47,850
- -

Compare Respiratory Therapists Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of respiratory therapists in eight industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 local government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $69,140. The lowest paying industry is the federal government, including usps industry (annual salary $51,390). For detailed respiratory therapists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$69,140
State government, including schools and hospitals
$61,700
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$57,750
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$56,840
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$52,860
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$52,580
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$51,390
Federal government, including USPS
$51,390

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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