2016 Salary Survey Results, Part 2

In keeping with our annual tradition, we asked respiratory care and sleep medicine professionals to help us get to the bottom of compensation and career trends. And now it’s time to see what we can all learn from the results of our 2016 salary survey.

This year, we heard from nearly 1,000 respiratory and sleep professionals from all over the U.S. Here is just a small sampling of what your peers had to say in Part 2 of our two-part results presentation this year:

Employment Setting
The overwhelming majority of respiratory care and sleep medicine professionals in our survey reported working in an acute care setting (60.5%) which is virtually unchanged from the year before.

More than half of the respondents to our survey this year hold an associate’s degree. Respondents with a four-year degree represented exactly one-third of our survey takers, but report earning about $5,000 more than respondents with two-year degrees.

In all, 12 different titles were select by our survey takers, which included a wide variety of positions, from asthma educators and home care therapists, to sleep lab technologists and department managers. Like years past, the majority of our respondents (33%) say respiratory therapist best describes work they do.

The downloadable survey results PDF below includes even more information on our respondents and how they are being compensated presented in much greater detail.

Also, you don’t want to miss Part 1 of our 2016 Salary Survey results, which breaks down average salaries nationwide by employment status, gender, region, and geographical location.


If you’re having trouble downloading the file, make sure you have the latest version of Acrobat. You can download it at https://get.adobe.com/reader. It’s free and safe to add to your computer.

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