Respiratory Therapy Schools In South Dakota

South Dakota has is only one accredited respiratory therapy school where respiratory therapy faculty who teach respiratory therapy classes can find employment. The trends in South Dakota's respiratory therapy academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in respiratory therapy includes respiratory therapy training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Respiratory Therapy
  • Bachelors degree in Respiratory Therapy


  1. Dakota State University

    820 N Washington, Madison, South Dakota 57042-1799

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

South Dakota Vs. National Respiratory Therapy Employment

South Dakota 300
National 122,840

Of all of the respiratory therapy professionals that work in the US, approximately 0% work in South Dakota state.

Employment Growth for Respiratory therapy professionals In South Dakota

290 270 260 290 300
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In South Dakota, respiratory therapy is a growing field. In 2010 there were 10 more respiratory therapy professionals working in South Dakota than there were in 2006. Thus, in South Dakota, this field has grown by 3% in four years. This growth is slower than the change in the number of respiratory therapy professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of respiratory therapy professionals has grown by 4% from 2006 to 2010.

Respiratory Therapy VS. All Professions salaries in South Dakota

$46,280 $46,600 $48,150 $47,250 $47,130
$38,163 $39,417 $40,567 $40,767 $40,691
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Respiratory Therapy
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by respiratory therapy professionals is increasing in South Dakota. Respiratory therapy professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $46,280 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $47,130 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Respiratory therapy professionals in South Dakota

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Thus, respiratory therapy professionals' salaries grew by 2% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In South Dakota state, within the field of respiratory therapy, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid respiratory therapy professionals earn 71% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Respiratory therapy professionals and related professions in South Dakota

Health Science
Respiratory Therapy

In South Dakota, respiratory therapy professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Respiratory Therapy programs available for each degree type for all schools in South Dakota


The number of students graduating from the only accredited respiratory therapy school in South Dakota is increasing. In 2006 there were 16 respiratory therapy graduates from respiratory therapy courses in South Dakota and in 2010 there were 17 graduates.

Thus there was a 6% percent increase in the number of respiratory therapy school degree or certificate graduates in South Dakota. Most of these graduates, or 50%, earned an associate's degree in respiratory therapy.

Respiratory Therapy Faculty Salaries in South Dakota

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