Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) Salary

A Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) earns an average wage of $21.39 per hour. A skill in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is associated with high pay for this job.
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$15.97 - $28.04

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,242 - $61,440  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,014  
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$32,915 - $60,511  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 138
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.97 - $28.04  
   
Overtime
$19.86 - $43.13  
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$0.00 - $1,014  
   
Total Pay (?
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$32,915 - $60,511  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 700
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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).

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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.

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Experience Affects Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) Salaries




National Average
$45,000


Skills That Affect Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) Salaries




Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
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Emergency Room (ER)
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National Average
$45,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 114 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 25%
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