Entry-Level Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) Salary

An average Entry-Level Certified Respiratory Therapist can expect to take home roughly $19.48 per hour. The majority of Entry-Level Certified Respiratory Therapists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, approximately one-third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by the greater part. The vast majority (80 percent) of Entry-Level Certified Respiratory Therapists who took the survey are female. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$28,440 - $69,810
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$49K
$70K
MEDIAN: $49,132
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$15.34 - $25.59
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MEDIAN: $19.48
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$28,440 - $69,810  
   
Bonus
$4,935  
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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$32,271 - $55,429  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$15.34 - $25.59  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.03  
Overtime
$12.08 - $59.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$4,935  
   
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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$32,271 - $55,429  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 114

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Key Stats for Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT)

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
21%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
17%
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Skills That Affect Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) Salaries

Pediatrics
▲1%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
▼0%

National Average
$41,000

Critical Care
▼1%

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
▼1%

Emergency Room (ER)
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 33%