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 amongst Missouri cities 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 Missouri

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,020
25th Percentile Wage
$45,020
50th Percentile Wage
$52,910
75th Percentile Wage
$61,820
90th Percentile Wage
$73,790

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 $73,790. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $52,910. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,020.

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
$52,910
2.91% 6.44%
2016
$51,370
3.11% -
2015
$49,770
0.28% -
2014
$49,630
-0.75% -
2013
$50,000
1.00% -
2012
$49,500
- -

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 $45,180 to $55,660. The highest paying area for respiratory therapists in Missouri is Columbia with a median annual salary of $55,660. The second highest paying city/area in Missouri State is Kansas City (mean annual salary $55,170). The lowest paying area is Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $45,180.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Columbia
$55,660
Kansas City
$55,170
St Louis
$53,720
Cape Girardeau-Jackson
$51,270
Jefferson City
$50,790
Springfield
$50,390
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$50,130
Joplin
$49,970
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$48,690
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$48,230
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers
$46,570
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$45,180




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