Respiratory Therapy Technician Salary Information in Texas

The average annual and hourly salaries for respiratory therapy technicians in the state of Texas are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of respiratory therapy technicians amongst Texas 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,290
25th Percentile Wage
$42,530
50th Percentile Wage
$51,540
75th Percentile Wage
$60,120
90th Percentile Wage
$68,810

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for respiratory therapy technicians in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $68,810. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $51,540. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,290.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.97
25th Percentile Wage
$20.45
50th Percentile Wage
$24.78
75th Percentile Wage
$28.90
90th Percentile Wage
$33.08

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for respiratory therapy technicians in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $33.08. The median hourly salary is $24.78. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.97.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201651,5403.22%4.91%
201549,880-3.65%-
201451,7000.44%-
201351,4704.78%-
201249,010--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Respiratory Therapy Technicians in Texas Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of respiratory therapy technicians in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of respiratory therapy technicians in state of Texas ranges from $38,730 to $54,540. The highest paying area for respiratory therapy technicians in Texas is Fort Worth-Arlington with a median annual salary of $54,540. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (mean annual salary $53,520). The lowest paying area is Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $38,730.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Fort Worth-Arlington
$54,540
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$53,520
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$52,990
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$52,230
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$52,160
Sherman-Denison
$51,320
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$50,970
Tyler
$49,470
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$48,640
Corpus Christi
$45,650
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$45,400
Texarkana-Texarkana
$44,570
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$38,730



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