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

21.8% Jobs Projection
$48,860 Median Salary
110 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Respiratory Therapists Work in Mississippi?

In 2018, there were 1,500 Respiratory Therapists working in the state.

There were 1,480 Respiratory Therapists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 20 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Respiratory Therapists in MS Employment Trend

The amount of Respiratory Therapists working in the state is similar to the average state.

Respiratory Therapists in MS vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Mississippi

Jobs for Respiratory Therapists in this state are growing at a rate of 21.8% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 23.3%.

Job Projections for Respiratory Therapists: Nation vs. MS

Mississippi Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 110 annual job openings, and 1,790 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 Mississippi?

In 2018 wages for Respiratory Therapists ranged from $37,970 to $61,950 with $48,860 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $18.25 to $29.78. The median hourly rate was $23.49.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $23.14 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.35.

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

Respiratory Therapists Earnings: MS vs. National Average

Top Mississippi 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
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 720 $49,840
Jackson, MS 380 $52,400
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 180 $49,450
Hattiesburg, MS 150 $48,080

Top States for Respiratory Therapists Employment

View the list below to see 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

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Occupation MS Employment Total
Speech-Language Pathologists 1,650
Physical Therapists 1,630
Occupational Therapists 980
Recreational Therapists 200
Radiation Therapists 190
Exercise Physiologists 40


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