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

26.8% Jobs Projection
$75,030 Median Salary
500 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Respiratory Therapists Work in New York?

5,740 people worked as Respiratory Therapists in 2018 in this state.

There were 5,750 Respiratory Therapists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 10 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for New York

Jobs for Respiratory Therapists in this state are growing at a rate of 26.8% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 23.3%.


New York Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 500 annual job openings, and 8,100 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 New York?

In 2018 wages for Respiratory Therapists ranged from $53,700 to $98,240 with $75,030 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $25.82 to $47.23. The median hourly rate was $36.07.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $35.52 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.55.

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


Top New York 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
Rochester, NY 440 $58,140
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 430 $63,900
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 370 $62,310
Syracuse, NY 220 $53,350
Utica-Rome, NY 90 $68,060
Binghamton, NY 80 $68,020
Kingston, NY 40 $77,650

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

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