Respiratory Therapy Technician Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

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

Average Annual Salary of Respiratory Therapy Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,710
25th Percentile Wage
$40,830
50th Percentile Wage
$44,090
75th Percentile Wage
$51,670
90th Percentile Wage
$58,380

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for respiratory therapy technicians 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 therapy technicians is $58,380. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $44,090. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid respiratory therapy technicians is $30,710.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$44,090
5.76% -3.22%
2016
$41,550
3.75% -
2015
$39,990
2.13% -
2014
$39,140
7.54% -
2013
$36,190
-25.75% -
2012
$45,510
- -

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

The average salaries of respiratory therapy technicians in five 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 therapy technician occupations is the state government, including schools and hospitals industry with an annual salary $50,310. The lowest paying industry is the federal, state, and local government (oes designation) industry (annual salary $44,090). For detailed respiratory therapy technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
State government, including schools and hospitals
$50,310
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$48,290
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$47,620
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$45,080
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$44,090

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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