What am I worth?
Get a free salary report »
What should I pay?
Pay the right way »

Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) Salary

A Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) earns an average wage of $21.28 per hour. A skill in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is associated with high pay for this job.
Read More
$29,838 - $62,036
(Median)
$30K
$45K
$62K
MEDIAN: $44,700
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$15.93 - $28.13
(Median)
$16
$21
$28
MEDIAN: $21.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,838 - $62,036  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,032  
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).
)
$33,060 - $60,733  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 158
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.93 - $28.13  
   
Overtime
$18.72 - $42.73  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,032  
   
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).
)
$33,060 - $60,733  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 739

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Job Description for Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT)

Positions as a certified respiratory therapist (CRT) are commonly available in medical facilities such as hospitals and medical centers. The position has strict requirements related to licensing and credentials, which vary by state and position. Some certifications that may be required include registered respiratory therapist (RRT), certified respiratory therapist (CRT), basic life support (BLS), advanced cardiovascular life support (ALCS), and state licensing. At least one year of experience is generally required or preferred, especially in a similar setting (such as home care or pediatric care).

Read More...

Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) Tasks

  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT)


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px

Respiratory Therapist Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Skills for Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT)

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Experience Affects Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) Salaries




National Average
$45,000


Skills That Affect Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) Salaries



Critical Care
up arrow 4%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 4%

Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 2%

National Average
$45,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 115 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 25%
ADVERTISEMENT