Entry-Level Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Salary (United States)

An Entry-Level Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) earns an average wage of $21.26 per hour.
Entry-Level Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Salary (?
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$30,237 - $60,539
(Median)
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61K
MEDIAN: $42,889
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Entry-Level Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Salary (?
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$17.18 - $28.65
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,237 - $60,539  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,449  
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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$35,273 - $61,413  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 212
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$17.18 - $28.65  
   
Overtime
$11.87 - $41.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,449  
   
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).
)
$35,273 - $61,413  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,136
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Pay Difference By Location

Philadelphia
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Los Angeles
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Dallas
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Chicago
up arrow 10%
Houston
up arrow 8%
National Average
$45,000
Indianapolis
up arrow 4%
Atlanta
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Orlando
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Charlotte
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Birmingham
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St. Louis
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Salaries

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
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Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
up arrow 4%
Trauma Intensive Care Unit (TICU)
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Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 3%
Emergency/Trauma
up arrow 3%
Critical Care
up arrow 2%
Acute Care
up arrow 2%
Long Term Care
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Pediatrics
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Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
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Home Health/Home Care
0%
National Average
$45,000

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Gender

Female
66%
female alumni
 
Male
34%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 25%
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