Respiratory Therapists Salary Information in Tennessee

The average annual and hourly salaries for respiratory therapists in the state of Tennessee are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of respiratory therapists among Tennessee cities 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Respiratory Therapists in Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,390
25th Percentile Wage
$43,000
50th Percentile Wage
$48,780
75th Percentile Wage
$56,500
90th Percentile Wage
$62,410

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for respiratory therapists in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $62,410. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $48,780. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,390.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18.46
25th Percentile Wage
$20.68
50th Percentile Wage
$23.45
75th Percentile Wage
$27.17
90th Percentile Wage
$30.00

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for respiratory therapists in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $30.00. The median hourly salary is $23.45. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18.46.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of respiratory therapists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201648,7800.59%3.69%
201548,4900.66%-
201448,1701.22%-
201347,5801.26%-
201246,980--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of respiratory therapists in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of respiratory therapists in state of Tennessee ranges from $42,300 to $53,230. The highest paying area for respiratory therapists in Tennessee is Chattanooga with a median annual salary of $53,230. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin (mean annual salary $51,280). The lowest paying area is Jackson with a median annual salary of $42,300.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chattanooga
$53,230
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$51,280
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$49,300
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$49,070
Clarksville
$48,610
Memphis
$48,540
Cleveland
$47,800
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$47,570
Knoxville
$47,080
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$46,560
Johnson City
$43,380
Morristown
$43,340
Jackson
$42,300


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