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Respiratory Therapist Salary Pennsylvania

The average respiratory therapist salary Pennsylvania is $57,220 annually ($27.51 hourly). This is above the national average. There are 4,860 respiratory therapists employed in the state of Pennsylvania. This makes PA one of the top nine states in terms of number of respiratory therapist jobs in the nation. Pennsylvania has a slightly (and I mean very slightly) less than average concentration of respiratory therapists compared with the general population. For every 1,000 people living in Pennsylvania, there are 0.88 jobs in this industry.

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The highest paying area on average in Pennsylvania is the Philadelphia area like you would expect, at $61,930 per year, or $29.77 per hour. After this is the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton region with a $61,120 annual salary ($29.39 per hour). Following is the Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA area, paying $28.68 hourly and $59,650 annually. The lowest paying areas respiratory therapists in Pennsylvania are the West Central Pennsylvania Non-metropolitan Area, Pittsburgh, and Johnstown, PA. The next chart displays the regions paying the highest respiratory therapist salary in PA:

Respiratory Therapist Salary in Pennsylvania by Area

AreaAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Wage
Philadelphia, PA$29.77$61,930
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA$29.39$61,120
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA $28.68$59,650
York-Hanover, PA$28.05$58,350
East Central Pennsylvania Non-metropolitan Area$27.90$58,040
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA$27.26$56,700
Lancaster, PA$26.28$54,650
Northeastern Pennsylvania Non-metropolitan Area$26.18$54,460
Erie, PA$26.05$54,190
Reading, PA$26.01$54,090
Far Western Pennsylvania Non-metropolitan Area$25.72$53,490
Far Western Pennsylvania Non-metropolitan Area$25.72$53,490
Johnstown, PA$24.54$51,050
Pittsburgh, PA$24.41$50,780
West Central Pennsylvania Non-metropolitan Area$23.40$48,670
Top paying areas in Pennsylvania for respiratory therapists

The most generous salaries paid in Pennsylvania are in the cities of Conshohocken, King Of Prussia, Lansdale, Malvern, Philadelphia, Valley Forge, and West Chester. All seven of these cities pay an annual wage of $66,713. This is nearly six thousand dollars more per year than the next highest paying city. The following chart shows the average respiratory therapist salary of several cities in PA. Cross-reference it to see what your city pays in this field:

Respiratory Therapist Salary in Pennsylvania by City

AreaAverage Salary
Allentown, PA$60,916
Altoona, PA$52,218
Bethlehem, PA$60,916
Carlisle, PA$59,486
Chambersburg, PA$58,616
Conshohocken, PA$66,713
Easton, PA$60,916
Erie, PA$54,615
Harrisburg, PA$59,486
Hazleton, PA$56,037
Johnstown, PA$50,780
King Of Prussia, PA$66,713
Lansdale, PA$66,713
Lebanon, PA$57,830
Lehigh Valley, PA$60,916
Malvern, PA$66,713
New Kensington, PA$51,793
Northumberland, PA$57,950
Philadelphia, PA$66,713
Pittsburgh, PA$51,793
Reading, PA$50,934
Scranton, PA$56,037
Sharon, PA$53,523
Southampton, PA$57,950
State College, PA$56,189
Valley Forge, PA$66,713
West Chester, PA$66,713
Wilkes-Barre, PA$56,037
Williamsport, PA$55,840
York, PA$56,405
Respiratory therapist wages in Pennsylvania cities

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  1. Shawna says:

    What type of certification is required to work in a hospital?

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