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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
$44,280
25th Percentile Wage
$46,930
50th Percentile Wage
$51,640
75th Percentile Wage
$60,400
90th Percentile Wage
$72,820

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 $72,820. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $51,640. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid respiratory therapists is $44,280.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201651,6402.92%7.34%
201550,1302.39%-
201448,9302.21%-
201347,8500.00%-
201247,850--

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 $69,050. The lowest paying industry is the federal government, including usps industry (annual salary $50,100). 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)
$69,050
State government, including schools and hospitals
$59,550
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$56,260
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$55,650
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$52,600
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$51,640
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$50,100
Federal government, including USPS
$50,100

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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