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 - $94,687
$30K
$54K
$95K
MEDIAN: $54,051
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$20.95 - $44.00
$21
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$44
MEDIAN: $27.61
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$30,134 - $94,687  
   
Bonus
$800  
Profit Sharing
$244.90  
Total Pay (?
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$41,747 - $92,628  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.95 - $44.00  
   
Overtime
$15.83 - $72.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$800  
   
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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$41,747 - $92,628  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 109
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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

  • 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.
  • Inspect, clean, and test respiratory therapy equipment.

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

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Key Stats for Respiratory Care Practitioner

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Respiratory Care Practitioner Salaries

▲19%

▲16%

National Average
$58,000

▼6%

▼12%

Skills That Affect Respiratory Care Practitioner Salaries



Critical Care
▲14%


Emergency Room (ER)
▲1%

National Average
$58,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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