Respiratory Therapists Salary Information in Wisconsin

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,540
25th Percentile Wage
$52,650
50th Percentile Wage
$59,470
75th Percentile Wage
$68,250
90th Percentile Wage
$76,750

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for respiratory therapists in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $76,750. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $59,470. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45,540.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21.89
25th Percentile Wage
$25.32
50th Percentile Wage
$28.59
75th Percentile Wage
$32.81
90th Percentile Wage
$36.90

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for respiratory therapists in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $36.90. The median hourly salary is $28.59. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21.89.

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
201659,4701.35%6.02%
201558,6702.01%-
201457,4902.21%-
201356,2200.59%-
201255,890--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of respiratory therapists in some Wisconsin cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of respiratory therapists in state of Wisconsin ranges from $52,970 to $66,840. The highest paying area for respiratory therapists in Wisconsin is Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington with a median annual salary of $66,840. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Racine (mean annual salary $66,030). The lowest paying area is Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $52,970.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$66,840
Racine
$66,030
Duluth
$63,500
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$62,980
Madison
$60,730
Lake County-Kenosha County
$59,220
Appleton
$59,170
Green Bay
$58,630
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$56,980
Eau Claire
$56,480
La Crosse
$56,400
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$55,900
Janesville
$55,130
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$54,780
Oshkosh-Neenah
$54,440
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$52,970


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