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Respiratory Therapists Salary Information in West Virginia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,610
25th Percentile Wage
$43,010
50th Percentile Wage
$48,850
75th Percentile Wage
$57,810
90th Percentile Wage
$64,600

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for respiratory therapists in West Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $64,600. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $48,850. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,610.

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
$48,850
1.25% 6.69%
2016
$48,240
1.08% -
2015
$47,720
2.18% -
2014
$46,680
1.31% -
2013
$46,070
1.06% -
2012
$45,580
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of respiratory therapists in some West Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of respiratory therapists in state of West Virginia ranges from $45,870 to $68,750. The highest paying area for respiratory therapists in West Virginia is Washington-Arlington-Alexandria with a median annual salary of $68,750. The second highest paying city/area in West Virginia State is Hagerstown-Martinsburg (mean annual salary $57,510). The lowest paying area is North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $45,870.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria
$68,750
Hagerstown-Martinsburg
$57,510
Huntington-Ashland
$54,040
Steubenville-Weirton
$53,880
Winchester
$52,250
Morgantown
$51,940
Cumberland
$50,520
Wheeling
$49,850
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$48,050
Charleston
$47,160
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna
$46,440
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$45,870




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