Information About Respiratory Therapy Technicians

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Training

Respiratory therapy technicians need postsecondary vocational award.

Degrees for Respiratory therapy technicians
Training for Respiratory Therapy Technicians
Percent
Less than High School 2.5
High School 27.8
Some College 34.1
Associates Degree 19.0
Bachelors Degree 14.1
Masters Degree 1.4
Doctorate or Professional Degree 1.1

Employment

Represents about 16,000 people in the United States- 0.2% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are down Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 0 less respiratory therapy technicians but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 4,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, respiratory therapy technicians make $22.76 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Respiratory therapy technicians $14.70 $18.20 $22.20 $27.20 $32.40
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $14.60 $20.30 $28.60 $40.00 $59.80
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, respiratory therapy technicians make $47,330 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Respiratory therapy technicians $30,770 $37,910 $46,350 $56,730 $67,400
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $30,500 $42,330 $59,570 $83,330 $124,550
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

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

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