The average wage for a Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) is $21.15 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Pediatrics. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) Total Pay (?
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$29,779 - $62,312
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MEDIAN: $44,237
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Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) Total Pay (?
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$15.77 - $28.05
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,779 - $62,312  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,445  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$32,758 - $60,834  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 836
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.77 - $28.05  
   
Overtime
$18.31 - $42.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
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$0.00 - $1,445  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$32,758 - $60,834  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 836
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Job Description for Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT)
  • Maintain patient charts with therapy information.
  • Inspect, clean, and test respiratory therapy equipment.
  • Monitor patient's physiological responses to therapy; vital signs, arterial blood gases and blood chemistry changes and consult with physician if adverse reactions occur.
  • Determine requirements for treatment; type, method and duration of therapy based on physicians' orders.
  • Set up and operate mechanical and therapeutic devices following specified parameters of treatment.
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Pay Difference By Location
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$45,000
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Experience Affects Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) Salaries

National Average
$45,000

Skills That Affect Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) Salaries

Critical Care
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Emergency Room (ER)
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National Average
$45,000
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Gender
Female
70%
female alumni
 
Male
30%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
19%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 27%
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