Training Requirements for Respiratory Therapy Technicians

Respiratory therapy technicians need an associate's degree.

Degrees for Respiratory therapy technicians
Percent
Less than High School 1.8
High School 19.7
Some College 33.7
Associates Degree 20.8
Bachelors Degree 19.7
Masters Degree 3.4
Doctorate or Professional Degree 1.0

Employment Outlook for Respiratory Therapy Technicians

This represents about 10,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 2,000 less respiratory therapy technicians but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 1,000 more.

Typical Income for Respiratory Therapy Technicians

Hourly Income

On average,respiratory therapy technicians make $24.29 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Respiratory therapy technicians $14.81 $19.25 $23.93 $29.20 $35.08
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $15.59 $21.80 $30.49 $43.83 $64.87
Health technologists and technicians $12.29 $15.63 $20.55 $27.58 $35.76
Health practitioner support technologists and technicians $10.48 $12.68 $15.93 $19.84 $24.75
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, respiratory therapy technicians make $50,520 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Respiratory therapy technicians $30,800 $40,040 $49,780 $60,730 $72,970
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $32,430 $45,330 $63,420 $91,180 $134,930
Health technologists and technicians $25,570 $32,510 $42,750 $57,370 $74,390
Health practitioner support technologists and technicians $21,810 $26,370 $33,140 $41,270 $51,490
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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