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Respiratory Therapists Salary Information in Washington

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,460
25th Percentile Wage
$58,700
50th Percentile Wage
$68,640
75th Percentile Wage
$78,040
90th Percentile Wage
$88,700

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for respiratory therapists in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $88,700. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $68,640. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $52,460.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25.22
25th Percentile Wage
$28.22
50th Percentile Wage
$33.00
75th Percentile Wage
$37.52
90th Percentile Wage
$42.64

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for respiratory therapists in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $42.64. The median hourly salary is $33.00. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25.22.

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
201668,6401.70%7.39%
201567,4701.51%-
201466,4502.09%-
201365,0602.29%-
201263,570--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of respiratory therapists in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of respiratory therapists in state of Washington ranges from $59,670 to $72,600. The highest paying area for respiratory therapists in Washington is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett with a median annual salary of $72,600. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue (mean annual salary $70,070). The lowest paying area is Kennewick-Pasco-Richland with a median annual salary of $59,670.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$72,600
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$70,070
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$69,870
Bellingham
$69,120
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$66,100
Spokane
$64,620
Tacoma
$63,550
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$59,960
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$59,670



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