Respiratory therapist earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Respiratory therapist salary by state

State Name Average Salary
California $95,540
Alaska $78,760
New York $78,610
District of Columbia $77,810
Washington $77,730
Hawaii $77,600
Massachusetts $77,600
New Jersey $77,600
Oregon $76,920
Nevada $76,600
Maryland $75,000
Minnesota $75,000
Connecticut $74,980
Delaware $74,970
New Hampshire $74,660
Wisconsin $63,110
Colorado $62,220
Rhode Island $62,220
Texas $61,940
Virginia $61,940
Utah $61,650
Pennsylvania $61,620
New Mexico $61,530
Wyoming $61,370
Montana $61,280
Ohio $61,170
Illinois $61,160
Michigan $61,100
Vermont $60,950
Arizona $60,850
Nebraska $60,850
Maine $60,580
North Dakota $60,580
Idaho $60,570
Florida $60,530
Indiana $60,450
South Carolina $60,450
North Carolina $60,360
Oklahoma $60,120
Georgia $60,110
Missouri $60,040
Kansas $60,020
Louisiana $59,930
Iowa $59,640
West Virginia $59,110
Arkansas $58,980
Tennessee $58,760
South Dakota $56,960
Kentucky $52,800
Alabama $48,450
Mississippi $48,000
Puerto Rico $22,870

How do respiratory therapist salaries compare to similar careers?

Respiratory therapists earn about the same as related careers in Virginia. On average, they make less than MRI technologists but more than surgical technologists.

Career Median Salary
MRI technologist salary $78K
Clinical nurse specialist salary $77K
Registered nurse salary $77K
Acute care nurse practitioner salary $77K
Midwife salary $59K
Respiratory therapist salary $62K
Cardiovascular technologist and technician salary $61K
Radiologic technologist salary $62K
Physical therapist assistant salary $61K
Surgical technologist salary $48K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)