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Respiratory Therapists

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages   This career pays well above the median wage.

This career: $31.44
Statewide median: $18.65

 

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
$23.36 $27.65 $33.13
Minnesota
$27.20 $31.44 $35.25
Central Minnesota
$28.21 $31.95 $35.30
Northeast Minnesota
$25.84 $30.23 $34.29
Northwest Minnesota
$22.52 $25.53 $28.40
Southeast Minnesota
$27.75 $32.56 $37.35
Southwest Minnesota
$26.00 $28.98 $33.50
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$28.06 $31.95 $35.16

* "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 1,500 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 2012-2022. 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
2012 2022 Number Percent
U S 119,300 142,100 22,700 19.1%
Minnesota 1,626 1,915 289 17.8%
  2012 2022 Number Percent
Central Minnesota 110 125 15 13.6%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 936 1,112 176 18.8%
Southeast Minnesota 279 350 71 25.4%
Southwest Minnesota 47 50 3 6.4%
Northwest Minnesota 109 125 16 14.7%


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