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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 amongst 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,210
25th Percentile Wage
$42,350
50th Percentile Wage
$48,120
75th Percentile Wage
$55,990
90th Percentile Wage
$62,090

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 $62,090. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $48,120. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,210.

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
$48,120
1.33% 1.31%
2016
$47,480
-0.23% -
2015
$47,590
0.97% -
2014
$47,130
-2.48% -
2013
$48,300
1.68% -
2012
$47,490
- -

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 $43,560 to $51,260. The highest paying area for respiratory therapists in Mississippi is Jackson with a median annual salary of $51,260. The second highest paying city/area in Mississippi State is Gulfport-Biloxi (mean annual salary $49,040). The lowest paying area is Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $43,560.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Jackson
$51,260
Gulfport-Biloxi
$49,040
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$47,990
Hattiesburg
$47,640
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$47,340
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$45,310
Pascagoula
$43,840
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$43,560




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