With over four-fifths of Directors of Respiratory in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $54K to $106K per year and averages out to $79K annually. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Women Directors of Respiratory who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$55,882 - $107,023
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$56K
$79K
$110K
MEDIAN: $79,442
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$21.31 - $43.76
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$21
$30
$44
MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$55,882 - $107,023  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $23,500  
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$53,534 - $106,396  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 79
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Hourly Rate
$21.31 - $43.76  
   
Overtime
$46.50  
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Bonus
$0.00 - $23,500  
   
Total Pay (?
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$53,534 - $106,396  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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Job Description for Director, Respiratory

  • Assure services are in compliance with professional and clinical competency standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.
  • Oversee departmental staff operations, business planning and budget development.
  • Oversee inventory, order processing and distribution of products and services.
  • Oversee, plan and direct the respiratory services program.

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Directors of Respiratory' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Respiratory Services Director. Median pay for Respiratory Services Directors is $78K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Director, Respiratory

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


For Directors of Respiratory, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $68K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $69K. On average, Directors of Respiratory make $76K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $83K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Director, Respiratory Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$77,000

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Director, Respiratory Salaries

National Average
$77,000

Budget Management
up arrow 5%

Critical Care
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
51%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 78%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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