Respiratory Therapists Salary Information in Kentucky

The average annual and hourly salaries for respiratory therapists in the state of Kentucky are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of respiratory therapists among Kentucky 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 Therapists in Kentucky

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,760
25th Percentile Wage
$41,680
50th Percentile Wage
$48,420
75th Percentile Wage
$56,650
90th Percentile Wage
$62,520

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for respiratory therapists in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $62,520. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $48,420. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,760.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$48,420
0.81% 8.12%
2016
$48,030
1.58% -
2015
$47,270
1.14% -
2014
$46,730
2.70% -
2013
$45,470
2.16% -
2012
$44,490
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of respiratory therapists in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of respiratory therapists in state of Kentucky ranges from $37,480 to $54,690. The highest paying area for respiratory therapists in Kentucky is Evansville with a median annual salary of $54,690. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is Louisville-Jefferson County (mean annual salary $51,760). The lowest paying area is East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $37,480.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Evansville
$54,690
Louisville-Jefferson County
$51,760
Lexington-Fayette
$50,130
Owensboro
$49,090
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$47,890
Bowling Green
$47,810
Elizabethtown
$47,640
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$46,040
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$45,690
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$37,480




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