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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,870
25th Percentile Wage
$45,600
50th Percentile Wage
$53,870
75th Percentile Wage
$61,200
90th Percentile Wage
$69,400

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 $69,400. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $53,870. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,870.

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
$53,870
1.19% 4.99%
2016
$53,230
2.40% -
2015
$51,950
1.96% -
2014
$50,930
-1.06% -
2013
$51,470
0.56% -
2012
$51,180
- -

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 $48,460 to $56,950. The highest paying area for respiratory therapists in Louisiana is New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner with a median annual salary of $56,950. The second highest paying city/area in Louisiana State is New Iberia nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $55,550). The lowest paying area is Hammond nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $48,460.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner
$56,950
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area
$55,550
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux
$54,840
Alexandria
$53,880
Lake Charles
$53,520
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area
$52,890
Shreveport-Bossier City
$52,690
Baton Rouge
$52,380
Lafayette
$52,310
Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area
$50,250
Monroe
$48,750
Hammond nonmetropolitan area
$48,460




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