Respiratory Therapists Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for respiratory therapists in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of respiratory therapists amongst Iowa metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Respiratory Therapists in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,530
25th Percentile Wage
$44,360
50th Percentile Wage
$50,730
75th Percentile Wage
$59,050
90th Percentile Wage
$64,540

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for respiratory therapists in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $64,540. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $50,730. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,530.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19.48
25th Percentile Wage
$21.33
50th Percentile Wage
$24.39
75th Percentile Wage
$28.39
90th Percentile Wage
$31.03

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for respiratory therapists in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $31.03. The median hourly salary is $24.39. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19.48.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of respiratory therapists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201650,7302.68%6.43%
201549,3702.47%-
201448,1501.29%-
201347,5300.13%-
201247,470--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Respiratory Therapists in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of respiratory therapists in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of respiratory therapists in state of Iowa ranges from $46,310 to $56,400. The highest paying area for respiratory therapists in Iowa is Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $56,400. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Davenport-Moline-Rock Island (mean annual salary $51,530). The lowest paying area is Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $46,310.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$56,400
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$51,530
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$50,910
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$49,320
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$49,220
Cedar Rapids
$48,820
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$47,720
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$46,310



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