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How much do respiratory therapists make? 

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that respiratory therapists make a mean annual income of $62,500 as of May 2020, which is approximately $30.05 per hour. The lowest 10 percent of respiratory therapists earned less than $43,750, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $83,520.

How much do respiratory therapists earn in each state?

The table below compares respiratory therapist salaries across states and U.S. territories (Source: BLS Occupational Employment and Wages May 2020). You can also find data for the number of respiratory therapists in each state as well as the number of respiratory therapists per 1,000 jobs—a figure that can help you determine the job's popularity in a given location. Not all locations have employment statistics.

Respiratory Therapist Salary
Location
Annual Salary
in location
Employment
In location
Employment per 1,000 jobs
California
$85,620
15960
0.971
District of Columbia
$81,470
280
0.408
New York
$80,400
6040
0.695
Hawaii
$77,310
330
0.568
Nevada
$75,670
1510
1.209
Massachusetts
$75,650
2430
0.726
Washington
$74,850
2030
0.636
New Jersey
$74,590
4120
1.088
Alaska
$74,380
190
0.640
Oregon
$72,200
1330
0.735
Connecticut
$71,450
1260
0.819
Minnesota
$71,280
1860
0.687
New Hampshire
$70,800
400
0.648
Maryland
$69,920
1780
0.704
Rhode Island
$67,890
350
0.788
Delaware
$67,040
490
1.159
Wisconsin
$65,940
2280
0.840
Colorado
$65,690
2040
0.791
Vermont
$63,630
170
0.607
Utah
$62,610
1240
0.832
Virginia
$62,080
2420
0.653
North Dakota
$61,570
340
0.841
Maine
$61,050
480
0.829
Texas
$60,590
11680
0.965
Wyoming
$60,290
200
0.751
Arizona
$60,220
3440
1.212
Illinois
$60,160
4320
0.767
Michigan
$59,920
4440
1.131
Idaho
$59,780
470
0.658
Florida
$59,580
8370
0.992
Montana
$59,480
380
0.835
Ohio
$59,380
6420
1.250
Indiana
$59,270
3790
1.297
North Carolina
$59,040
4030
0.939
Nebraska
$58,960
1010
1.075
South Carolina
$58,860
1920
0.953
Pennsylvania
$58,570
5930
1.077
Kansas
$58,040
1240
0.927
New Mexico
$58,020
630
0.797
Oklahoma
$57,940
1670
1.070
Georgia
$57,380
4180
0.969
Missouri
$56,520
3200
1.191
Louisiana
$55,650
2500
1.385
Arkansas
$55,480
1460
1.242
Iowa
$55,480
900
0.615
Tennessee
$53,570
3250
1.119
South Dakota
$52,870
330
0.811
West Virginia
$51,250
1070
1.639
Mississippi
$50,990
1460
1.357
Alabama
$50,790
2260
1.189
Kentucky
$50,300
2040
1.145
Puerto Rico
$21,560
580
0.708