Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Salary (United States)

A Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) earns an average wage of $23.71 per hour.
Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Total Pay (?
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$34,718 - $68,308
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $49,685
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Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Total Pay (?
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$18.33 - $30.89
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$34,718 - $68,308  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,036  
Profit Sharing
$51.52 - $7,757  
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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$38,218 - $67,246  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,817
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$18.33 - $30.89  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $6.25  
Overtime
$14.54 - $46.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,036  
   
Profit Sharing
$51.52 - $7,757  
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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$38,218 - $67,246  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,817
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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

New York
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Los Angeles
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Las Vegas
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Chicago
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Phoenix
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San Antonio
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Austin
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Indianapolis
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National Average
$50,000
Cleveland
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Orlando
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Experience Affects Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Salaries

National Average
$50,000

Skills That Affect Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Salaries

Critical 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/Trauma
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Long Term Care
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Emergency Room (ER)
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National Average
$50,000

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Gender

Female
67%
female alumni
 
Male
33%
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: 21%
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