Respiratory Therapists Salary Information in Louisiana

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,790
25th Percentile Wage
$45,080
50th Percentile Wage
$53,230
75th Percentile Wage
$60,760
90th Percentile Wage
$68,170

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for respiratory therapists in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $68,170. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $53,230. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,790.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19.13
25th Percentile Wage
$21.67
50th Percentile Wage
$25.59
75th Percentile Wage
$29.21
90th Percentile Wage
$32.78

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for respiratory therapists in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $32.78. The median hourly salary is $25.59. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19.13.

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
201653,2302.40%3.85%
201551,9501.96%-
201450,930-1.06%-
201351,4700.56%-
201251,180--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of respiratory therapists in some Louisiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of respiratory therapists in state of Louisiana ranges from $47,480 to $57,900. The highest paying area for respiratory therapists in Louisiana is New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner with a median annual salary of $57,900. The second highest paying city/area in Louisiana State is Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux (mean annual salary $53,670). The lowest paying area is New Iberia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $47,480.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner
$57,900
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux
$53,670
Alexandria
$52,300
Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area
$51,460
Baton Rouge
$51,290
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area
$51,030
Shreveport-Bossier City
$50,050
Lafayette
$49,700
Monroe
$48,750
Hammond nonmetropolitan area
$48,460
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area
$47,480


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