Earnings for Registered Respiratory Therapists in Houston, Texas come in at around $25.86 per hour on average. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number receive medical and dental insurance and most get vision insurance. Women account for the majority of Houston Registered Respiratory Therapists who responded to the questionnaire — 69 percent to be exact. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$42,729 - $54,045
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MEDIAN: $50,270
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$22.28 - $32.07
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$32
MEDIAN: $25.00
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Salary
$50,271  
   
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$44,318 - $66,978  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 8
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Hourly Rate
$22.28 - $32.07  
   
Overtime
$37.00  
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$44,318 - $66,978  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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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.


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $51K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $52K on average. Registered Respiratory Therapists in Houston, Texas bring in $58K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $56K on average.

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Experience Affects Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
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National Average
$53,000



Skills That Affect Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Salaries

National Average
$53,000

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
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Emergency/Trauma
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Critical Care
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Emergency Room (ER)
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Pediatrics
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Acute Care
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Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
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Long Term Care
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
medical benefits
Vision: 81%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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