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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,140
25th Percentile Wage
$43,560
50th Percentile Wage
$50,010
75th Percentile Wage
$58,110
90th Percentile Wage
$63,240

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 $63,240. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $50,010. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,140.

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
$50,010
2.46% 6.06%
2016
$48,780
0.59% -
2015
$48,490
0.66% -
2014
$48,170
1.22% -
2013
$47,580
1.26% -
2012
$46,980
- -

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 $43,380 to $53,780. The highest paying area for respiratory therapists in Tennessee is Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin with a median annual salary of $53,780. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Chattanooga (mean annual salary $53,660). The lowest paying area is Johnson City with a median annual salary of $43,380.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$53,780
Chattanooga
$53,660
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$51,200
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$51,130
Memphis
$49,280
Clarksville
$48,840
Cleveland
$47,800
Knoxville
$47,090
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$46,650
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$46,510
Morristown
$45,500
Jackson
$43,720
Johnson City
$43,380




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