For Registered Respiratory Therapists in Houston, hourly average wages total $26.32 per hour. A large number get medical and dental insurance, and a fair number get vision plans, too. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Houston Registered Respiratory Therapists making up 71 percent. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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MEDIAN: $50,271
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$22.40 - $32.21
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MEDIAN: $26.32
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Salary
$50,271  
   
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$46,066 - $67,910  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6
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Hourly Rate
$22.40 - $32.21  
   
Overtime
$42.00  
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$46,066 - $67,910  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 38

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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)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $51K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $52K. Registered Respiratory Therapists in Houston, Texas who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $57K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $56K.

Key Stats for Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
029
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$54,000



Skills That Affect Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Salaries

National Average
$54,000

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 1%

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
up arrow 1%

Acute Care
up arrow 3%

Emergency/Trauma
up arrow 3%

Critical Care
up arrow 4%

Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 4%

Pediatrics
up arrow 4%

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
up arrow 6%

Long Term Care
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 79%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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