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 amongst 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,450
25th Percentile Wage
$49,260
50th Percentile Wage
$57,420
75th Percentile Wage
$65,910
90th Percentile Wage
$76,560

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 $76,560. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $57,420. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,450.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20.41
25th Percentile Wage
$23.68
50th Percentile Wage
$27.61
75th Percentile Wage
$31.69
90th Percentile Wage
$36.81

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for respiratory therapists in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $36.81. The median hourly salary is $27.61. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20.41.

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
201657,4202.02%5.80%
201556,2602.28%-
201454,9800.33%-
201354,8001.30%-
201254,090--

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 $44,120 to $60,080. The highest paying area for respiratory therapists in Texas is Fort Worth-Arlington with a median annual salary of $60,080. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is College Station-Bryan (mean annual salary $59,840). The lowest paying area is Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $44,120.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Fort Worth-Arlington
$60,080
College Station-Bryan
$59,840
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$59,730
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$59,510
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$59,320
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$59,310
Corpus Christi
$58,790
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$57,410
Brownsville-Harlingen
$57,170
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$56,370
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$56,350
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$56,350
Texarkana-Texarkana
$56,270
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$55,800
Midland
$55,730
Sherman-Denison
$54,230
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$52,500
Longview
$51,570
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$50,510
Odessa
$49,770
Amarillo
$49,580
Tyler
$49,180
El Paso
$49,070
Lubbock
$48,820
Abilene
$48,140
Victoria
$47,900
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$44,120


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