Salary is one factor that leads to overall satisfaction in a career.
After graduation, respiratory therapy assisting graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $82,451, while the bottom 20% make closer to $28,953. The median grad salary is $48,859.
Respiratory Therapy Assisting graduate salaries over time
The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in respiratory therapy assisting is $43,172, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $51,374.
This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:
Highest paying jobs for respiratory therapy assisting graduates
The highest paying career for respiratory therapy assisting graduates is respiratory therapist, with top salaries averaging around $54,483.
As per most recent US census
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