Find Schools

Study Area & Zipcode

Respiratory Therapists in Colorado

Find Schools Near

Respiratory Therapists in Colorado

Want to work in Colorado as a Respiratory Therapist? Read this first!

34.2% Jobs Projection
$62,200 Median Salary
170 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Respiratory Therapists in Colorado are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Respiratory Therapists in Colorado is growing faster than average.

  • Respiratory Therapists in Colorado earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Respiratory Therapists Work in Colorado?

In Colorado, there were 2,080 people working as Respiratory Therapists in the year 2018.

There were 1,880 Respiratory Therapists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 200 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Respiratory Therapists in CO Employment Trend

The typical state has 1,500 Respiratory Therapists working in it, which means Colorado has more Respiratory Therapists than average.

Respiratory Therapists in CO vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Colorado

Jobs for Respiratory Therapists in this state are growing at a rate of 34.2% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 23.3%.

Job Projections for Respiratory Therapists: Nation vs. CO

Colorado Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 170 annual job openings, and 2,510 total jobs in 2026 for Respiratory Therapists in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 9,800 annual jobs and 160,600 total jobs in 2026.

What do Respiratory Therapists Make in Colorado?

In 2018 wages for Respiratory Therapists ranged from $49,110 to $79,440 with $62,200 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $23.61 to $38.19. The median hourly rate was $29.9.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $29.26 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.64.

The median salary in Colorado is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Respiratory Therapists Earnings: CO vs. National Average

Top Colorado Metros for Respiratory Therapists

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Respiratory Therapists.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 1,080 $62,080
Colorado Springs, CO 290 $62,220
Fort Collins, CO 140 $65,890
Boulder, CO 130 $64,930
Pueblo, CO 90 $58,660
Grand Junction, CO 60 $64,360

Top States for Respiratory Therapists Employment

The table below shows the states where most Respiratory Therapists work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 17,260 $78,560
Texas 11,250 $58,930
Florida 8,200 $57,660
Ohio 6,200 $56,430
Pennsylvania 5,810 $56,550
New York 5,740 $75,030
Michigan 4,580 $57,060
North Carolina 4,390 $56,410
Georgia 4,220 $57,140
Illinois 4,150 $59,540
Indiana 4,010 $55,390
Tennessee 3,520 $51,040
Missouri 3,210 $53,980
New Jersey 3,090 $73,080
Arizona 2,560 $58,180
Virginia 2,550 $59,160
Kentucky 2,480 $49,480
Alabama 2,450 $49,590
Louisiana 2,380 $53,830
Massachusetts 2,370 $72,740

Below are the states where Respiratory Therapists get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
California $78,560
Alaska $75,910
District of Columbia $75,870
New York $75,030
New Jersey $73,080
Nevada $73,050
Massachusetts $72,740
Hawaii $71,640
Oregon $69,700
Rhode Island $69,480

You may also be interested in the following careers:

Occupation CO Employment Total
Physical Therapists 5,250
Speech-Language Pathologists 3,540
Occupational Therapists 3,130
Radiation Therapists 210
Exercise Physiologists 160
Recreational Therapists 140


More about our data sources and methodologies.

Featured Schools

Find Schools Near You

Our free school finder matches students with accredited colleges across the U.S.