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Respiratory Therapists

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages   

This career: $30.87
Statewide median: $18.15

 

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
$19.99 $27.38 $37.33
Minnesota
$23.61 $30.87 $36.56
Central Minnesota
$24.86 $31.55 $36.61
Northeast Minnesota
$23.07 $29.65 $36.14
Northwest Minnesota
$20.04 $25.05 $30.34
Southeast Minnesota
$23.97 $32.10 $42.25
Southwest Minnesota
$23.92 $28.79 $36.16
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$24.25 $31.34 $36.13

"Low" indicates 10% of workers earn less and 90% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 90% of workers earn less and 10% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 1,570 workers employed in this small career.

Where do Respiratory Therapists most often work?

 

Current Demand

This career is currently in moderate demand.

 

Future Demand   

This career is seeing very high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 690 new Respiratory Therapists to meet market demand between 2010-2020. 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 112,700 143,900 31,200 27.7%
Minnesota 1,555 1,941 386 24.8%
  2010 2020 Number Percent
Central Minnesota 96 113 17 17.7%
Northeast Minnesota 152 179 27 17.8%
Northwest Minnesota 81 91 10 12.3%
Southeast Minnesota 260 338 78 30%
Southwest Minnesota 30 33 3 10%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 943 1,192 249 26.4%


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