Respiratory Therapists

Respiratory therapists care for patients who have trouble breathing?for example, from a chronic respiratory disease, such as asthma or emphysema. Their patients range from premature infants with undeveloped lungs to elderly patients who have diseased lungs. They also provide emergency care to patients suffering from heart attacks, drowning, or shock.

$59,710

Median US Salary

Associate's degree

Minimum education requirement

Outlook for Respiratory Therapists

Currently employed

128,250

In the U.S. Total

Job Growth

23%

2016 - 2026 growth rate

Jobs added

10,000 to 49,999

Estimated over the next 10 years

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Median Salary by State for Respiratory Therapists

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10 Highest Paying States

(Median salary)

California $78,680

New York $73,870

Alaska $73,150

Nevada $72,810

New Jersey $72,290

Massachusetts $70,750

District of Columbia $70,720

Hawaii $70,640

Oregon $68,990

Connecticut $68,570

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Maxxing your 401k as Respiratory Therapists

All numbers based on median salary

% to Max 401k

31.8%

Per paycheck

$730.30

Bi-Weekly Pay Period

Gross Income $2,296.54
Pre Tax Retirement $730.30
Before Taxes $1,566.24
Taxes $469.87
Take Home $1,096.37

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