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Respiratory Therapy Schools
In Chicago, Illinois

In Chicago, there are 4 respiratory therapy schools where respiratory therapy faculty can find employment. The trends in Chicago's respiratory therapy academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes respiratory therapy training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Chicago Vs. Illinois Respiratory Therapy Employment

Chicago 3,090
Illinois 4,810

Of the 4,810 respiratory therapy professionals employed in Illinois, 3,090 work in Chicago. The number of respiratory therapy professionals in Chicago has shrunk by 1% from 2006 to 2010. As the employment for respiratory therapy professionals in Chicago has decreased, overall employment in Chicago has increased.

Chicago Vs. Illinois Respiratory Therapy employment growth

5,080 4,830 5,040 5,030 4,810
3,110 2,870 3,160 3,170 3,090
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Illinois
  • Dark Yellow: Chicago

Respiratory Therapy VS. All professions salaries in Chicago

$41,975 $44,700 $49,270 $51,005 $50,480
$43,430 $45,710 $47,740 $48,910 $49,140
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Respiratory Therapy in Chicago
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Chicago

In Chicago, salaries for respiratory therapy professionals have increased. In 2010 respiratory therapy professionals in Chicago reportedly earned an average salary of $50,480 per year. Four years earlier in 2006, respiratory therapy professionals in Chicago made an average salary of $41,975 per year. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Chicago.

Salary percentiles for Respiratory therapy professionals in Chicago

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Chicago respiratory therapy professionals earn a median yearly salary of $50,405. The 10% of respiratory therapy professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $37,530 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 73% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Respiratory therapy professionals and related professions in Chicago

Respiratory Therapy
Health Science

On average respiratory therapy professional salaries in Chicago are lower than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Respiratory Therapy schools in Chicago


Many of Chicago's respiratory therapy professionals are graduates of one of the 4 accredited respiratory therapy schools in the city.

Respiratory Therapy Programs Offered In Chicago


There are a total of 3 degree and certificate programs in respiratory therapy offered by Chicago's respiratory therapy schools.

Student Completed Respiratory Therapy Degrees In Chicago


Approximately 86 students completed respiratory therapy courses in 2010.

Respiratory Therapy Faculty Salaries in Chicago, Illinois

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