Respiratory Therapists Salary Information in Nebraska

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,270
25th Percentile Wage
$46,590
50th Percentile Wage
$53,920
75th Percentile Wage
$61,200
90th Percentile Wage
$68,690

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for respiratory therapists in Nebraska in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $68,690. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $53,920. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,270.

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
$53,920
4.06% 6.42%
2016
$51,730
2.49% -
2015
$50,440
1.33% -
2014
$49,770
-2.15% -
2013
$50,840
0.75% -
2012
$50,460
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of respiratory therapists in some Nebraska cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of respiratory therapists in state of Nebraska ranges from $52,010 to $55,070. The highest paying area for respiratory therapists in Nebraska is Lincoln with a median annual salary of $55,070. The second highest paying city/area in Nebraska State is Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $54,920). The lowest paying area is Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $52,010.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lincoln
$55,070
Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area
$54,920
Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area
$54,670
Omaha-Council Bluffs
$53,720
Southeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area
$53,700
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area
$52,010




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