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Respiratory Therapists Salary Information in Mississippi

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,040
25th Percentile Wage
$41,710
50th Percentile Wage
$47,480
75th Percentile Wage
$55,410
90th Percentile Wage
$62,280

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for respiratory therapists in Mississippi in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $62,280. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $47,480. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,040.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.85
25th Percentile Wage
$20.05
50th Percentile Wage
$22.83
75th Percentile Wage
$26.64
90th Percentile Wage
$29.94

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for respiratory therapists in Mississippi in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $29.94. The median hourly salary is $22.83. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.85.

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
201647,480-0.23%-0.02%
201547,5900.97%-
201447,130-2.48%-
201348,3001.68%-
201247,490--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of respiratory therapists in some Mississippi cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of respiratory therapists in state of Mississippi ranges from $44,080 to $50,930. The highest paying area for respiratory therapists in Mississippi is Jackson with a median annual salary of $50,930. The second highest paying city/area in Mississippi State is Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $48,210). The lowest paying area is Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $44,080.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Jackson
$50,930
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$48,210
Hattiesburg
$46,610
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$46,080
Gulfport-Biloxi
$45,970
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$44,570
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$44,080



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