Respiratory Therapy Schools
In Tacoma, Washington

The city of Tacoma has only one school where respiratory therapy faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of respiratory therapy and respiratory therapy education in Tacoma, which includes respiratory therapy training at the respiratory therapy associates degree level.


Statistics

Professional Trends

Tacoma Vs. Washington Respiratory Therapy Employment

Tacoma 280
Washington 1,800

Exactly 280 of the 1,800 respiratory therapy professionals employed in Washington State, work in Tacoma. Between 2006 and 2010, in Tacoma, there has been a 28% decline in the number of respiratory therapy professionals. Overall employment in Tacoma has increased.

Tacoma Vs. Washington Respiratory Therapy employment growth

1,970 1,720 1,850 1,790 1,800
390 240 330 250 280
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Washington
  • Dark Yellow: Tacoma

Respiratory Therapy VS. All professions salaries in Tacoma

$52,110 $53,790 $51,265 $53,680 $55,680
$40,140 $41,570 $43,330 $44,480 $45,620
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Respiratory Therapy in Tacoma
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Tacoma

Salaries for respiratory therapy professionals in Tacoma have increased. In 2010 an average salary of $55,680 per year was earned by respiratory therapy professionals in Tacoma. Four years earlier in 2006, respiratory therapy professionals in Tacoma made an average salary of $52,110 per year. The growth in the salary of respiratory therapy professionals in Tacoma is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Respiratory therapy professionals in Tacoma

10th percentile
$38,925
25th percentile
$48,445
50th percentile
$55,905
75th percentile
$64,790
90th percentile
$71,530

Respiratory therapy professionals in Tacoma earn a median salary of $55,905 per year. The 10% of respiratory therapy professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $38,925 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $71,530 per year.

Average Salaries for Respiratory therapy professionals and related professions in Tacoma

Respiratory Therapy
$55,680
Nursing
$66,895
Health Science
$72,212

Tacoma respiratory therapy professionals have earnings that are lower than the salaries earned by others in related fields, on average.

Educational Trends

Respiratory Therapy schools in Tacoma

1

There is only one accredited respiratory therapy school in the city. Many of Tacoma's respiratory therapy professionals are graduates of this school.

Respiratory Therapy Programs Offered In Tacoma

associate
2
bachelor
0
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
0
Total2

Tacoma's respiratory therapy schools offer 2 respiratory therapy degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Respiratory Therapy Degrees In Tacoma

associate
13
bachelor
0
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
0
Total13

In 2010 approximately 13 students graduated from respiratory therapy courses.

Respiratory Therapy Faculty Salaries in Tacoma, Washington

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