Entry-Level Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Salary

An Entry-Level Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) earns an average wage of $21.55 per hour.

$30,765 - $61,958
(Median)
$31K
$44K
$62K
MEDIAN: $43,885
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90%

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$17.47 - $28.98
(Median)
$17
$22
$29
MEDIAN: $21.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,765 - $61,958  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,466  
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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$35,992 - $62,312  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 230
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$17.47 - $28.98  
   
Overtime
$11.81 - $40.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,466  
   
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).
)
$35,992 - $62,312  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,223

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Salaries

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
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Emergency/Trauma
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Trauma Intensive Care Unit (TICU)
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Critical Care
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Acute Care
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Emergency Room (ER)
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Long Term Care
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Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
0%

Pediatrics
0%

National Average
$46,000

Home Health/Home Care
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 130 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 25%