Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) with Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) Skills Salary

Registered Respiratory Therapists with Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) skills take home an average $25.38 per hour. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Registered Respiratory Therapists with Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) skills is high. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$41,295 - $75,267
(Median)
$41K
$59K
$75K
MEDIAN: $59,421
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$19.98 - $34.53
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$20
$25
$35
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$41,295 - $75,267  
   
Bonus
$2,750  
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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$42,101 - $73,894  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$19.98 - $34.53  
   
Overtime
$27.40 - $53.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$2,750  
   
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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$42,101 - $73,894  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 203
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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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Registered Respiratory Therapists with Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) skills — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $48K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $54K. Registered Respiratory Therapists with Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) skills claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $56K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Registered Respiratory Therapist with more than 20 years of experience can earn $62K on average.

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Experience Affects Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$54,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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