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Respiratory Therapists Salary Information in North Carolina

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,590
25th Percentile Wage
$47,320
50th Percentile Wage
$54,560
75th Percentile Wage
$61,330
90th Percentile Wage
$67,850

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for respiratory therapists in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $67,850. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $54,560. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,590.

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
$54,560
0.27% 4.84%
2016
$54,410
1.87% -
2015
$53,390
0.39% -
2014
$53,180
1.13% -
2013
$52,580
1.26% -
2012
$51,920
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Respiratory Therapists in North Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of respiratory therapists in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of respiratory therapists in state of North Carolina ranges from $49,500 to $57,100. The highest paying area for respiratory therapists in North Carolina is Raleigh-Cary with a median annual salary of $57,100. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Greensboro-High Point (mean annual salary $56,910). The lowest paying area is Greenville with a median annual salary of $49,500.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Raleigh-Cary
$57,100
Greensboro-High Point
$56,910
Durham-Chapel Hill
$55,630
Winston-Salem
$55,000
Wilmington
$53,040
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$52,980
Goldsboro
$52,940
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$52,730
Asheville
$52,540
Rocky Mount
$52,050
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$51,950
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$51,300
Burlington
$50,750
Fayetteville
$50,470
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$49,960
Greenville
$49,500




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