A Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) earns an average wage of $23.70 per hour.
Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Total Pay (?
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$34,592 - $67,057
(Median)
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49K
58K
67K
MEDIAN: $49,468
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Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Total Pay (?
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$18.29 - $30.95
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$34,592 - $67,057  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,205  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,747  
Commission
$0.00 - $12,000  
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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$38,112 - $67,463  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,773
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$18.29 - $30.95  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $6.25  
Overtime
$14.76 - $46.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,205  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $12,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,747  
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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$38,112 - $67,463  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,773
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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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Pay Difference By Location
Los Angeles
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Las Vegas
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Chicago
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San Antonio
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Austin
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National Average
$50,000
Indianapolis
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Memphis
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Experience Affects Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Salaries

National Average
$50,000

Skills That Affect Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Salaries

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Acute Care
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Long Term Care
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Emergency/Trauma
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Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
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Emergency Room (ER)
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National Average
$50,000
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 391 votes.
Gender
Female
66%
female alumni
 
Male
34%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
19%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 20%
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