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After graduation, respiratory care graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $69,460, while the bottom 20% make closer to $36,237. The median grad salary is $50,170.
Respiratory Care graduate salaries over time
The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in respiratory care is $41,940, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $49,490.
This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:
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