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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 among Washington 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$51,350
25th Percentile Wage
$56,940
50th Percentile Wage
$67,020
75th Percentile Wage
$77,560
90th Percentile Wage
$87,750

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 $87,750. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $67,020. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $51,350.

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
$67,020
-2.42% 5.15%
2016
$68,640
1.70% -
2015
$67,470
1.51% -
2014
$66,450
2.09% -
2013
$65,060
2.29% -
2012
$63,570
- -

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 $59,960 to $71,110. The highest paying area for respiratory therapists in Washington is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett with a median annual salary of $71,110. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro (mean annual salary $69,950). The lowest paying area is Central Washington nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $59,960.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$71,110
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$69,950
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$69,940
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$69,460
Bellingham
$69,120
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$67,070
Olympia
$65,850
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$65,560
Tacoma
$64,770
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$63,700
Spokane
$62,880
Bremerton-Silverdale
$62,710
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$62,600
Yakima
$60,650
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$59,960




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