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Respiratory Therapists Salary Information in Rhode Island

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$48,700
25th Percentile Wage
$56,150
50th Percentile Wage
$66,770
75th Percentile Wage
$74,980
90th Percentile Wage
$79,910

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for respiratory therapists in Rhode Island in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $79,910. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $66,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $48,700.

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
$66,770
3.01% 6.04%
2016
$64,760
0.59% -
2015
$64,380
3.68% -
2014
$62,010
-1.13% -
2013
$62,710
-0.05% -
2012
$62,740
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Respiratory Therapists in Rhode Island Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of respiratory therapists in some Rhode Island cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of respiratory therapists in state of Rhode Island ranges from $65,120 to $71,570. The highest paying area for respiratory therapists in Rhode Island is Norwich-New London with a median annual salary of $71,570. The lowest paying area is Providence-Fall River-Warwick with a median annual salary of $65,120.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Norwich-New London
$71,570
Providence-Fall River-Warwick
$65,120




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