Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) in Houston, Texas Salary

Earnings for Houston Registered Respiratory Therapists come in at around $26.06 per hour on average. Most Registered Respiratory Therapists in Houston, Texas like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn vision coverage. Female Registered Respiratory Therapists in Houston make up most of the survey respondents at 75 percent. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$48,484 - $52,063
$50K
MEDIAN: $50,271
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$22.52 - $31.61
$23
$26
$32
MEDIAN: $26.06
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$50,271  
   
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$46,345 - $67,189  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$22.52 - $31.61  
   
Overtime
$43.32  
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$0$32K$64K$96K
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$46,345 - $67,189  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 40

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About Houston, Texas

Harris County, Texas
2,298,628
Male:
1,149,686 (50.0%)
Female:
1,148,942 (50.0%)
Houston (/ˈhjuːstən/ HYOO-stən) is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States, located in Southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico. With a census-estimated 2014 population of 2.239 million within a land area of 599.6 square miles (1,553 km2), it also is the largest city in the Southern United States, as well as the seat of Harris County. It is the principal city of Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land, which is the fifth-most populated metropolitan area in the United States. Houston was founded on August 28, 1836, near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen's Landing) and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city was named after former General Sam Houston, who was president of the Republic of Texas and had commanded and won at the Battle of San Jacinto 25 miles (40 km) east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad...
Houston:
$48,064
Texas:
$55,653
$923
Houston:
$152,200
Texas:
$152,000
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Pay by Experience Level for Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)

Pay by Experience for a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) has a positive trend. An entry-level Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 25 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 13 salaries. An experienced Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 7 salaries. A Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 6 salaries.

Key Stats for Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Salaries

Experienced
▲6%

Late-Career
▲5%

National Average
$53,000

▼2%

▼4%

Skills That Affect Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Salaries

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
▼0%

National Average
$53,000


▼2%

Emergency/Trauma
▼2%



Pediatrics
▼3%

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
▼5%

Long Term Care
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 79%
no benefits
None: 14%