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Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Salary

A Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) earns an average wage of $24.11 per hour.

$35,850 - $69,856
(Median)
$36K
$50K
$70K
MEDIAN: $50,416
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50%
90%

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$18.64 - $31.26
(Median)
$19
$24
$31
MEDIAN: $24.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$35,850 - $69,856  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,019  
Profit Sharing
$51.06 - $2,718  
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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$38,987 - $68,166  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 466
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$18.64 - $31.26  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $6.25  
Overtime
$12.28 - $46.71  
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.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,019  
   
Profit Sharing
$51.06 - $2,718  
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).
)
$38,987 - $68,166  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,652
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Job Description for Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)

A registered respiratory therapist is responsible for delivering competent, skilled care to patients and their loved ones based on the patients' needs.

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Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) 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 Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Salaries



National Average
$51,000



Skills That Affect Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Salaries



Critical Care
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Emergency/Trauma
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Pediatrics
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Long Term Care
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Trauma Intensive Care Unit (TICU)
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Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
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Acute Care
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Emergency Room (ER)
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National Average
$51,000

Home Health/Home Care
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 446 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 20%
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