Respiratory Therapy Technician Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for respiratory therapy technicians in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of respiratory therapy technicians amongst Pennsylvania 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 Therapy Technicians in Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,590
25th Percentile Wage
$38,880
50th Percentile Wage
$50,300
75th Percentile Wage
$61,980
90th Percentile Wage
$74,270

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for respiratory therapy technicians in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $74,270. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $50,300. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,590.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of respiratory therapy technicians from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$50,300
0.74% 6.16%
2016
$49,930
1.26% -
2015
$49,300
5.76% -
2014
$46,460
-1.21% -
2013
$47,020
-0.38% -
2012
$47,200
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Respiratory Therapy Technicians in Pennsylvania Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of respiratory therapy technicians in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of respiratory therapy technicians in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $46,590 to $63,940. The highest paying area for respiratory therapy technicians in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $63,940. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia (mean annual salary $60,380). The lowest paying area is Pittsburgh with a median annual salary of $46,590.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$63,940
Philadelphia
$60,380
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$58,080
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$50,960
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$50,610
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$49,790
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$49,020
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$48,860
Pittsburgh
$46,590




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