Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Salary

A Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) earns an average wage of $24.75 per hour.

$38,841 - $71,551
$39K
$53K
$72K
MEDIAN: $53,260
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50%
90%

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$19.61 - $32.92
$20
$25
$33
MEDIAN: $24.93
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$38,841 - $71,551  
   
Bonus
$203.47 - $5,087  
Profit Sharing
$509  
Commission
$350.00  
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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$40,740 - $70,502  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 275
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$19.61 - $32.92  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.25  
Overtime
$19.19 - $50.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$203.47 - $5,087  
   
Commission
$350.00  
Profit Sharing
$509  
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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$40,740 - $70,502  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,941

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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

  • 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.
  • Monitor patient's physiological responses to therapy; vital signs, arterial blood gases and blood chemistry changes and consult with physician if adverse reactions occur.
  • Maintain patient charts with therapy information.
  • Inspect, clean, and test respiratory therapy equipment.

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Pay by Experience Level for Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)

Pay by Experience for a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) has a positive trend. An entry-level Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 908 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 579 salaries. An experienced Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 551 salaries. A Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 423 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,517

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Key Stats for Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 269 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Salaries

▲16%

▲8%

National Average
$53,000

▼3%

▼10%

Skills That Affect Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Salaries

Sleep Medicine
▲7%


ACLS
▲4%



▲1%




▼0%

Pulmonary Function testing
▼0%

National Average
$53,000

Emergency Room (ER)
▼1%

Long Term Care
▼1%


Patient Education
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 269 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 17%
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