A Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) earns an average wage of $24.64 per hour.

$38,866 - $72,209
(Median)
$39K
$52K
$72K
MEDIAN: $51,990
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90%

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$19.46 - $32.67
(Median)
$19
$25
$33
MEDIAN: $24.00
10%
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$38,866 - $72,209  
   
Bonus
$350.00 - $6,500  
Profit Sharing
$500  
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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$40,423 - $69,970  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 287
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$19.46 - $32.67  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.25  
Overtime
$12.58 - $48.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$350.00 - $6,500  
   
Commission
$350.00  
Profit Sharing
$500  
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).
)
$40,423 - $69,970  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,910
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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

National Average: $51,829

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Experience Affects Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Salaries



National Average
$52,000



Skills That Affect Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Salaries

Sleep Medicine
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ACLS
up arrow 5%

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
up arrow 4%

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
up arrow 4%

Pediatrics
up arrow 2%

Pulmonary Function testing
up arrow 2%

Critical Care
up arrow 1%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 1%

Acute Care
up arrow 1%

Emergency/Trauma
up arrow 1%

Trauma Intensive Care Unit (TICU)
up arrow 1%

Patient Education
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Emergency Room (ER)
0%

Long Term Care
0%

National Average
$52,000

Home Health/Home Care
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 247 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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