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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: $31.82
Statewide median: $18.88

 

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
$23.63 $28 $33.67
Minnesota
$27.71 $31.82 $35.82
Central Minnesota
$28.11 $31.72 $35.64
Northeast Minnesota
$27.45 $31.25 $35.25
Northwest Minnesota
$24.07 $26.67 $29.23
Southeast Minnesota
$28.49 $33.22 $38.11
Southwest Minnesota
$26.58 $29.52 $34.1
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$28.07 $32.12 $35.62

* "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 1540 workers employed in this small career.

Where do Respiratory Therapists most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in high 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
  Employment Employment Change
2014 2024 Number Percent
U S 120700 135500 14900 12.3%
Minnesota 1495 1675 180 12%
  2012 2022 Number Percent
Southwest Minnesota 47 50 3 6.4%
Southeast Minnesota 279 350 71 25.4%
Central Minnesota 110 125 15 13.6%
Northwest Minnesota 109 125 16 14.7%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 936 1112 176 18.8%


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