According to the North Dakota State Government’s Workforce Intelligence Network, the annual, mean salary for respiratory therapists in the State was $49,830 ($23.96 per hour) in 2013, although experienced respiratory therapists in North Dakota were earning an average salary of $53,630 ($25.78 per hour) during the same time.
Entry-level respiratory therapists in North Dakota were earning $42,240 ($20.31) per year, as of 2013. Mean, annual salaries for respiratory therapists in North Dakota were higher in the more populated areas of the state:
- Fargo: $52,470 per year
- Grand Forks $50,160 per year
According to the Workforce Intelligence Network, there were 336 respiratory therapists employed in North Dakota in 2012; this number is expected to increase to 423 by 2022, an increase of 87 jobs, or 2.3 percent. The projected increase of respiratory therapist jobs in North Dakota is nearly double that of the statewide employment projected growth of 1.2 percent between 2012 and 2022.
On average, there are 14 annual openings for respiratory therapists in North Dakota, 9 of which are due to growth and 5 of which are due to replacement.
As of August 30, there were 27 job openings for respiratory therapists in North Dakota. Cass County, North Dakota, ranked first among North Dakota counties for respiratory therapist job openings, as of 2013. During this time, there were 14 job openings in Cass County, followed by 4 job openings in Ward County, 3 job openings in both Williams and Morton Counties, and 2 job openings in Burleigh County.