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

$38,797 - $71,881
$39K
$52K
$72K
MEDIAN: $51,775
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50%
90%

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$19.50 - $32.79
$20
$25
$33
MEDIAN: $24.75
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$38,797 - $71,881  
   
Bonus
$347.65 - $6,040  
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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$40,532 - $70,186  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 270
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$19.50 - $32.79  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.25  
Overtime
$12.49 - $48.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$347.65 - $6,040  
   
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).
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$40,532 - $70,186  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,915

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,040

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Key Stats for Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 249 votes.
031
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
20%
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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
up arrow 8%


ACLS
up arrow 5%







Pulmonary Function testing
up arrow 1%

Emergency Room (ER)
0%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
0%

Long Term Care
0%

National Average
$52,000


Patient Education
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 249 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
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%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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