Entry-Level Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Salary

An Entry-Level Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) earns an average wage of $22.23 per hour.

$34,636 - $65,477
$35K
$49K
$65K
MEDIAN: $48,944
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50%
90%

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$18.58 - $29.25
$19
$23
$29
MEDIAN: $22.57
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$0$65K
Salary $34,636 - $65,477
Bonus $2.43 - $6,544
Profit Sharing $1,200
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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$38,381 - $63,054
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 116
Hourly Data $0$43
Hourly Rate $18.58 - $29.25
Hourly Tips $3.25
Overtime $11.73 - $43.26
Annual Data $0$63K
Bonus $2.43 - $6,544
Commission $350.00
Profit Sharing $1,200
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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$38,381 - $63,054
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 815

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $47,952

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Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) in Columbus:
"Avoid Burnout."
Pace yourself. Burnout is common in our field. Always remember why you chose this field.

Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) in Cincinnati:
"That Respiratory involved more work with critical care."
It is a exciting career, you will be able to practice all that you are trained to do. I advise starting with a learning hospital so you get the benefit of all the critical training that is designed for a register respiratory therapist. Once you have worked in a teaching hospital and trained in all ICU's and the ER. Many hospital will be looking to hire you because of your extensive training and back ground. Patient care is a very rewarding career choice. Your training skills I am finding roll over into other job opportunities such as cardiovascular respiratory care, Sleep study labs, etc.

Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) in Greenfield:
"Great for patient care but little room for advancement."
Currently not a lot of room for advancement. Received my associates, when back for bachelors degree and now working on my MBA to help further my career. Be prepared for long hours up on your feet and taking care of the sick and dying. The bonds made with generations of people can be worth it.

Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) in Miami:
"More experiance in pedriatics."
Change hospitals do not stay in only one.

Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) in La Grange:
"Expand your knowledge."
To work at a teaching hospital first.

Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) in Boston:
"Was aware."
Get as much experience as you can.

Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) in Norfolk:
"Find an experienced mentor."
Find yourself a great mentor, or preceptor. Learn everything you can from that person. School didn't teach me anything about really practicing respiratory out in the real world. AT ALL. It seemed like school handed me a huge stack of puzzle pieces, fared me well, wished me some luck and bounced me out the door. Many people are able to take those pieces and put that puzzle together pretty darn fast. It took me awhile... I'm not too good with puzzles!

Key Stats for Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 88 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
15%
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Skills That Affect Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Salaries

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
▲5%

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
▲4%

Trauma Intensive Care Unit (TICU)
▲2%

Pediatrics
▲1%

▼0%

Home Health/Home Care
▼0%

National Average
$48,000


Critical Care
▼2%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
▼2%

Emergency/Trauma
▼2%

Long Term Care
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 88 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 19%
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