Respiratory Care Practitioner Salary

A Respiratory Care Practitioner earns an average wage of $27.61 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), Critical Care, and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

$30,134 - $99,170
$30K
$52K
$99K
MEDIAN: $52,309
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50%
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$20.59 - $42.21
$21
$27
$42
MEDIAN: $27.42
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$0$99K
Salary $30,134 - $99,170
Bonus $400.00
Profit Sharing $244.90
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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$41,481 - $91,570
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 31
Hourly Data $0$70
Hourly Rate $20.59 - $42.21
Overtime $15.83 - $70.74
Annual Data $0$91K
Bonus $400.00
Profit Sharing $244.90
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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$41,481 - $91,570
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 107

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Job Description for Respiratory Care Practitioner

Respiratory care practitioners generally work with medical firms, such as doctors' offices and the intensive care units (ICU) or emergency rooms (ER) of hospitals, but may also provide at-home services for clientele of all ages. These practitioners usually work during traditional weekly business hours, as well as occasional weekends depending on the employer. They report directly to the Director of Critical Care in their medical department and work with numerous patients with a variety of respiratory problems, including emphysema, pneumonia, cardiovascular disorders, and other cardiopulmonary issues.

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Respiratory Care Practitioner Tasks

  • Inspect, clean, and test respiratory therapy equipment
  • Determine requirements for treatment; type, method and duration of therapy based on physicians' orders
  • Set up and operate mechanical and therapeutic devices following specified parameters of treatment
  • Monitor patient's physiological responses to therapy; vital signs, arterial blood gases and blood chemistry changes and consult with physician if adverse reactions occur
  • Maintain patient charts with therapy information

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Popular Skills for Respiratory Care Practitioner

Pay by Experience Level for Respiratory Care Practitioner

Pay by Experience for a Respiratory Care Practitioner has a positive trend. An entry-level Respiratory Care Practitioner with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 61 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Respiratory Care Practitioner with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 34 salaries. An experienced Respiratory Care Practitioner which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 33 salaries. A Respiratory Care Practitioner with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 29 salaries.

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Key Stats for Respiratory Care Practitioner

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Respiratory Care Practitioner Salaries

▲18%

▲16%

National Average
$58,000

▼6%

▼12%

Skills That Affect Respiratory Care Practitioner Salaries


Critical Care
▲14%



Emergency Room (ER)
▼0%

National Average
$58,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 16%
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