Respiratory Therapists Salary Information in Virginia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,760
25th Percentile Wage
$49,910
50th Percentile Wage
$59,380
75th Percentile Wage
$70,540
90th Percentile Wage
$78,220

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for respiratory therapists in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $78,220. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $59,380. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,760.

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
$59,380
1.21% 5.42%
2016
$58,660
0.24% -
2015
$58,520
1.74% -
2014
$57,500
1.58% -
2013
$56,590
0.76% -
2012
$56,160
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of respiratory therapists in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of respiratory therapists in state of Virginia ranges from $44,460 to $65,200. The highest paying area for respiratory therapists in Virginia is Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $65,200. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News (mean annual salary $59,130). The lowest paying area is Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $44,460.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$65,200
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$59,130
Richmond
$58,830
Charlottesville
$57,980
Roanoke
$55,740
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
$50,120
Lynchburg
$50,100
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$49,430
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$44,480
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$44,460




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