Respiratory Therapists Salary Information in Missouri

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,660
25th Percentile Wage
$44,260
50th Percentile Wage
$51,370
75th Percentile Wage
$60,300
90th Percentile Wage
$70,010

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for respiratory therapists in Missouri in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $70,010. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $51,370. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,660.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19.07
25th Percentile Wage
$21.28
50th Percentile Wage
$24.70
75th Percentile Wage
$28.99
90th Percentile Wage
$33.65

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for respiratory therapists in Missouri in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $33.65. The median hourly salary is $24.70. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19.07.

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
201651,3703.11%3.64%
201549,7700.28%-
201449,630-0.75%-
201350,0001.00%-
201249,500--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of respiratory therapists in some Missouri cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of respiratory therapists in state of Missouri ranges from $45,110 to $53,860. The highest paying area for respiratory therapists in Missouri is Columbia with a median annual salary of $53,860. The second highest paying city/area in Missouri State is Kansas City (mean annual salary $53,530). The lowest paying area is Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $45,110.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Columbia
$53,860
Kansas City
$53,530
Cape Girardeau-Jackson
$51,270
St Louis
$51,200
Joplin
$49,430
Springfield
$49,190
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$48,610
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$48,370
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$47,990
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers
$47,670
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$45,110


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