Respiratory Therapy Employment Data

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate the median annual wage for respiratory therapists was $61,330 in May 2019.  The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.



The average annual salary for respiratory therapists in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $70,640. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $54,660. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,380.


Annual Salary of Respiratory Therapists in Louisiana (2019 Survey)

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