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Respiratory Therapists Salary Information in Pennsylvania

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,680
25th Percentile Wage
$49,940
50th Percentile Wage
$58,700
75th Percentile Wage
$69,530
90th Percentile Wage
$78,460

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for respiratory therapists in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $78,460. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $58,700. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,680.

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
$58,700
1.64% 4.51%
2016
$57,740
0.61% -
2015
$57,390
2.23% -
2014
$56,110
0.09% -
2013
$56,060
0.02% -
2012
$56,050
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of respiratory therapists in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of respiratory therapists in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $50,940 to $73,290. The highest paying area for respiratory therapists in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $73,290. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia (mean annual salary $69,340). The lowest paying area is Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $50,940.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$73,290
Philadelphia
$69,340
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$66,840
Lancaster
$61,740
State College
$59,160
York-Hanover
$58,930
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$58,660
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$57,720
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$56,830
Williamsport
$56,350
Altoona
$56,270
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$56,000
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$55,980
Reading
$55,560
Pittsburgh
$54,320
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$54,020
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$53,350
Johnstown
$52,920
Erie
$51,610
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$50,940




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