Respiratory Therapists Salary Information in Texas

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,920
25th Percentile Wage
$51,230
50th Percentile Wage
$59,000
75th Percentile Wage
$68,610
90th Percentile Wage
$77,920

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for respiratory therapists in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $77,920. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $59,000. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,920.

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
$59,000
2.68% 8.32%
2016
$57,420
2.02% -
2015
$56,260
2.28% -
2014
$54,980
0.33% -
2013
$54,800
1.30% -
2012
$54,090
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of respiratory therapists in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of respiratory therapists in state of Texas ranges from $45,700 to $65,780. The highest paying area for respiratory therapists in Texas is College Station-Bryan with a median annual salary of $65,780. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Dallas-Plano-Irving (mean annual salary $62,110). The lowest paying area is Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $45,700.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
College Station-Bryan
$65,780
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$62,110
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$61,480
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$60,970
Fort Worth-Arlington
$60,680
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$59,320
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$58,830
Corpus Christi
$58,790
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$58,570
Wichita Falls
$58,440
Laredo
$58,420
Texarkana-Texarkana
$58,270
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$57,980
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$57,800
Brownsville-Harlingen
$57,310
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$56,810
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$56,350
Midland
$55,730
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$55,210
Sherman-Denison
$53,770
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$52,950
Waco
$52,400
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$52,110
Longview
$51,840
San Angelo
$51,290
Tyler
$50,370
El Paso
$50,360
Amarillo
$50,240
Odessa
$49,770
Lubbock
$48,250
Abilene
$48,050
Victoria
$47,900
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$45,700




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