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

An Entry-Level Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) earns an average wage of $21.27 per hour.
Entry-Level Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Total Pay (?
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$30,090 - $60,190
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $42,486
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Entry-Level Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Total Pay (?
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$17.11 - $28.73
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,090 - $60,190  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,436  
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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$35,122 - $61,466  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,336
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$17.11 - $28.73  
   
Overtime
$11.98 - $41.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,436  
   
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).
)
$35,122 - $61,466  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,336
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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
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Houston
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National Average
$45,000
Indianapolis
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Atlanta
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Charlotte
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Orlando
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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)
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Trauma Intensive Care Unit (TICU)
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Emergency Room (ER)
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Emergency/Trauma
up arrow 3%
Critical Care
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Acute Care
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Long Term Care
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Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
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Pediatrics
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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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