The Vermont Department of Labor predicts that the demand for respiratory therapists Vermont will be higher than the national average in the coming years. They project a 21.1% increase in the number of respiratory therapist jobs in Vermont between 2012 and 2022. Burlington’s increase is expected to be 18.9%.
Slightly more than half of the 7 respiratory therapy jobs projected to become available each year should be due to growth in the field. The remainder will come from the replacement of people leaving the workforce. Predictions indicate that half of these available jobs will be in the Burlington area.
The average 2013 respiratory therapist salary in Vermont was $58,130. This was slightly higher than the median salary of $56,900. Respiratory therapists in the 10th percentile earned $43,160 a year in Vermont, while those in the top ten percent earned $74,330 annually.
Vermont respiratory therapist salaries in portions of the state (excluding Burlington) are shown below:
Vermont’s Department of Labor indicated that 230 respiratory therapists were employed in the state in 2013. Its 2012 market analysis revealed that 52.4% of Vermont’s respiratory therapists were located in the Burlington area.
The graduates of Vermont’s respiratory therapy training program are well prepared to enter the workforce. 97.4% of the 2013 graduates found jobs according to the Commission on the Accreditation for Respiratory Care.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides additional salary information for respiratory therapists in Vermont’s major cities: