Respiratory therapists are most often employed by the General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals industry. The average yearly wage for Respiratory therapists was $57,200 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Respiratory therapists by wage are Other engineering technologists and technicians, except drafters, Tax examiners & collectors, & revenue agents, and Precision instrument & equipment repairers.
The top 3 locations that employ the most Respiratory therapists are Cape Coral City PUMA, FL, Johnson, Lafayette, Ray, Clinton & Caldwell Counties PUMA, MO, and Belmont & Jefferson Counties PUMA, OH. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Respiratory therapists are Belmont & Jefferson Counties PUMA, OH, Johnson, Lafayette, Ray, Clinton & Caldwell Counties PUMA, MO, and Cape Coral City PUMA, FL.