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 amongst Wisconsin 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$47,730
25th Percentile Wage
$53,670
50th Percentile Wage
$60,050
75th Percentile Wage
$68,940
90th Percentile Wage
$77,130

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 $77,130. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $60,050. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $47,730.

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
$60,050
0.97% 6.93%
2016
$59,470
1.35% -
2015
$58,670
2.01% -
2014
$57,490
2.21% -
2013
$56,220
0.59% -
2012
$55,890
- -

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 $52,920 to $68,780. The highest paying area for respiratory therapists in Wisconsin is Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington with a median annual salary of $68,780. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Racine (mean annual salary $66,030). The lowest paying area is Wausau with a median annual salary of $52,920.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$68,780
Racine
$66,030
Duluth
$63,700
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$62,750
Madison
$61,030
Lake County-Kenosha County
$60,590
Green Bay
$59,620
Eau Claire
$59,170
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$57,830
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$57,580
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$57,330
Appleton
$57,100
Oshkosh-Neenah
$56,830
Janesville
$56,820
La Crosse
$56,400
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$54,780
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$52,970
Wausau
$52,920




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