Respiratory Therapy Technician Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for respiratory therapy technicians in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of respiratory therapy technicians among Illinois 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Respiratory Therapy Technicians in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,610
25th Percentile Wage
$41,140
50th Percentile Wage
$51,170
75th Percentile Wage
$61,870
90th Percentile Wage
$72,190

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for respiratory therapy technicians in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $72,190. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $51,170. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,610.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of respiratory therapy technicians from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$51,170
7.05% 11.32%
2016
$47,560
6.48% -
2015
$44,480
-5.49% -
2014
$46,920
0.45% -
2013
$46,710
2.85% -
2012
$45,380
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Respiratory Therapy Technicians in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of respiratory therapy technicians in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of respiratory therapy technicians in state of Illinois ranges from $39,800 to $57,940. The highest paying area for respiratory therapy technicians in Illinois is Springfield with a median annual salary of $57,940. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) (mean annual salary $55,840). The lowest paying area is West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $39,800.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Springfield
$57,940
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$55,840
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$55,670
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$52,000
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$46,380
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$42,010
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$39,800




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