Labor Market Information projects the increase in respiratory therapist jobs to be 22.6% higher than the national average. Demand in Wyoming is projected to increase 23.3% between 2012 and 2022.
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According to projections for the period between 2011 and 2021, the growth in respiratory therapy jobs is expected to vary greatly throughout the regions of Wyoming as shown below:
- Northeast Region – 42.5%
- Northwest Region – 18.8%
- Central Southeast Region – 5.2%
- Southwest Region – 1.8%
The state’s Labor Market Information also provides data on Wyoming respiratory therapist salaries for the 240 professionals employed in the state. The average respiratory therapist salary in Wyoming in 2014 was $55,348 a year. It was almost identical to the median salary of $55,390.
Respiratory therapist salaries vary widely in Wyoming. Those in the lowest 10th percentile made $42,487 a year, while those in the 90th percentile earned $70,859.
Wyoming’s Labor Market Information provides a breakdown of 2014 respiratory therapist salaries in Wyoming’s major metropolitan areas as shown below:
All of the 40 respiratory therapists employed in Laramie County were located in Cheyenne, while the 80 professionals that practiced in Natrona County were found in Casper.
The mean commuting distance for Wyoming’s respiratory therapists was 2.6 miles in the third quarter of 2012.
According to the Commission on the Accreditation for Respiratory Care, 88% of the 2012 respiratory therapy program graduates in Wyoming found jobs.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides a breakdown of the 2013 Wyoming respiratory therapist salaries by city. This information is shown in the following table: