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22.9% Jobs Projection
$73,080 Median Salary
240 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Respiratory Therapists Work in New Jersey?

3,090 people worked as Respiratory Therapists in 2018 in this state.

There were 3,000 Respiratory Therapists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 90 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Respiratory Therapists in NJ Employment Trend

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

Respiratory Therapists in NJ vs. the Average State

Job Projections for New Jersey

Jobs for Respiratory Therapists in this state are growing at a rate of 22.9% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 23.3%.

Job Projections for Respiratory Therapists: Nation vs. NJ

New Jersey Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 240 annual Respiratory Therapists job openings in New Jersey, and 4,030 total jobs in the year 2026.

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

What do Respiratory Therapists Make in New Jersey?

In 2018 wages for Respiratory Therapists ranged from $56,690 to $93,850 with $73,080 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $27.25 to $45.12. The median hourly rate was $35.14.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $34.75 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.39.

The median salary in New Jersey is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Respiratory Therapists Earnings: NJ vs. National Average

Top New Jersey 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
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 5,870 $77,930
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,840 $61,710
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 490 $58,130
Trenton, NJ 140 $71,520
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 120 $79,480

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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