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Respiratory Therapists

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages   This career pays well above the median wage.

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $32.25
Statewide median: $19.62

 

This is a very high-wage career. It pays well above the statewide median wage.


Wages for Respiratory Therapists *

Area Low Median High
U S
$24.02 $28.57 $34.4
Minnesota
$28.21 $32.25 $36.75
Central Minnesota
$28.6 $32.33 $36.47
Northeast Minnesota
$27.4 $30.7 $35.67
Northwest Minnesota
$24.94 $28.14 $31.6
Southeast Minnesota
$29.29 $34.01 $39.04
Southwest Minnesota
$27.85 $30.59 $35.34
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$28.41 $32.5 $36.59

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 1620 workers employed in this small career.

Where do Respiratory Therapists most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in moderate demand.

 

Future Demand   This career is projected to grow much faster than average.

This career is seeing very high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 530 new Respiratory Therapists to meet market demand between 2014-2024. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Respiratory Therapists
Area Employment Employment Change
2014 2024 Number Percent
U S 120700 135500 14900 12.3%
Minnesota 1495 1675 180 12%
Minnesota Planning Regions 2014 2024 Number Percent
Central Minnesota 111 119 8 7.2%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 869 958 89 10.2%
Southwest Minnesota 46 47 1 2.1%
Northwest Minnesota 103 110 7 6.7%
Southeast Minnesota 303 378 75 24.7%


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