Entry-Level Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Salary

An Entry-Level Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) earns an average wage of $21.64 per hour.

$31,687 - $63,227
(Median)
$32K
$45K
$63K
MEDIAN: $45,375
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$17.58 - $28.93
(Median)
$18
$22
$29
MEDIAN: $21.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$31,687 - $63,227  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $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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$36,483 - $62,261  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 211
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$17.58 - $28.93  
   
Overtime
$11.84 - $40.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $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).
)
$36,483 - $62,261  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,172
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Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Advice

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

Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) in Cincinnati:
"I wish I had know how stressful my job would be."
Ask for a job shadowing before you accept the position. Look at the patient population. Take in the family dynamic.

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

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
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Emergency/Trauma
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Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
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Acute Care
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Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 2%

Trauma Intensive Care Unit (TICU)
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Critical Care
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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 126 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%
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