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Texas Respiratory Therapist Salaries

The Texas Workforce Commission reported the following statewide average salaries for respiratory therapists in 2013:

  • Annual, mean salary: $26.50 per hour ($55,120)
  • Entry-level salary: $21.83 per hour ($45,406)
  • Experienced-level salary: $28.84 per hour ($59,987)
  • Respiratory therapist salary in the 10th percentile: $20.20 per hour
  • Respiratory therapist salary in the 25th percentile: $23.39 per hour
  • Respiratory therapist salary in the 50th percentile: $26.35 per hour
  • Respiratory therapist salary in the 75th percentile: $29.41 per hour
  • Respiratory therapist salary in the 90th percentile: $34.13 per hour

Average salaries for respiratory therapists in Texas in 2013 varied according to the metropolitan region in which they were located:

  • Dallas-Plano-Irving: $27.73 per hour
  • Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington: $27.45 per hour
  • Fort Worth-Arlington: $27.45 per hour
  • Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown: $27.40 per hour
  • Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos: $26.81 per hour
  • San Antonio-New Braunfels: $24.59 per hour

Respiratory therapist jobs, according to metropolitan region, were distributed as follows in 2013:

  • Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington: 2,710
  • Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown: 2,520
  • Dallas-Plano-Irving: 1,740
  • Fort Worth-Arlington: 980
  • San Antonio-New Braunfels: 860
  • Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos: 570

The Texas Workforce Commission reported that there were 10,300 respiratory therapists employed in the Lone Star State in 2010. By 2020, this number is expected to increase to 14,050, a growth of 3,750 jobs, or 36.4 percent. Texas is second only to California for its employment of respiratory therapists.

The Workforce Commission also reported 570 annual, average job openings in Texas, 375 of which are due to growth and 195 of which are due to replacement.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes salary statistics on respiratory therapists in Texas. The following table displays this data by city:

Area Name
Employment
Annual Median Salary
Abilene TX
60
49420
Amarillo TX
80
55100
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos TX
570
55450
Beaumont-Port Arthur TX
150
54830
Brownsville-Harlingen TX
230
55530
College Station-Bryan TX
110
54930
Corpus Christi TX
170
50810
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington TX
2710
56810
Dallas-Plano-Irving TX Metropolitan Division
1740
57090
El Paso TX
270
50090
Fort Worth-Arlington TX Metropolitan Division
980
56360
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown TX
2520
56320
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood TX
160
48450
Longview TX
120
51950
Lubbock TX
220
54830
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission TX
300
62440
Midland TX
70
53390
San Angelo TX
40
49590
San Antonio-New Braunfels TX
860
51780
Sherman-Denison TX
50
52530
Tyler TX
240
50070
Victoria TX
80
51080
Wichita Falls TX
Estimate Not Released
53970
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
200
49580
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
50
54380
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
220
47700
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
110
52530
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area
Estimate Not Released
54080
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
120
49800