Respiratory Therapist Salary

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The average yearly salary for Respiratory Therapist is $53,550. If you are just beginning to work a new job as a Respiratory Therapist, you could expect a starting pay rate of $44,100 annually. As is true for most jobs and careers, you can expect your hourly pay rate or salary to increase as you gain experience and the longer you are employed with the same employer. You could potentially make an average income of around $63,000 after several years on the job with increased wages. When pursuing your career of choice, you should compare salaries of similar professions and factor in variables such as health benefits and potential for raises and promotions over time.


Yearly Respiratory Therapist Pay Statistics

Average Yearly Respiratory Therapist Salary

$42,840 - $64,260

Starting Yearly Respiratory Therapist Salary

$35,280 - $52,920

Top Yearly Respiratory Therapist Salary

$50,400 - $75,600

Monthly Respiratory Therapist Pay Statistics

Average Monthly Respiratory Therapist Salary

$3,570 - $5,355

Starting Monthly Respiratory Therapist Salary

$2,940 - $4,410

Top Monthly Respiratory Therapist Salary

$4,200 - $6,300

Hourly Respiratory Therapist Pay Statistics

Average Hourly Respiratory Therapist Salary

$19 - $29

Starting Hourly Respiratory Therapist Salary

$16 - $24

Top Hourly Respiratory Therapist Salary

$23 - $34


Respiratory Therapist Gender and Age Stats


Some professions tend to be geared toward various age groups of workers and certain genders more than others. The average Respiratory Therapist age in the United States is 38 years old. As it pertains to men vs women, 49% of Respiratory Therapist are male in the United States, and 51% of the Respiratory Therapist are female in the United States.

National Salary Data for Respiratory Therapist


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