A Respiratory Care Practitioner earns an average wage of $27.37 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Emergency Room (ER), and Critical Care.

$32,000 - $97,959
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MEDIAN: $54,686
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$21.03 - $42.54
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$32,000 - $97,959  
   
Bonus
$800  
Total Pay (?
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$42,373 - $92,378  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 34
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$21.03 - $42.54  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.88  
Overtime
$15.95 - $72.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$800  
   
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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$42,373 - $92,378  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 122

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Respiratory Care Practitioner

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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 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Respiratory Care Practitioner Salaries



National Average
$58,000



Skills That Affect Respiratory Care Practitioner Salaries



Emergency Room (ER)
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Critical Care
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National Average
$58,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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