Respiratory Care Practitioner Salary

A Respiratory Care Practitioner earns an average wage of $27.23 per hour.

$36,766 - $82,709

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$19.70 - $39.79

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$36,766 - $82,709  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,490  
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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$41,191 - $86,576  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$19.70 - $39.79  
   
Overtime
$20.61 - $64.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,490  
   
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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$41,191 - $86,576  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 178
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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

  • Maintain patient charts with therapy information.
  • Inspect, clean, and test respiratory therapy equipment.
  • Monitor patient's physiological responses to therapy; vital signs, arterial blood gases and blood chemistry changes and consult with physician if adverse reactions occur.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Respiratory Care Practitioner

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Experience Affects Respiratory Care Practitioner Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$59,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Respiratory Care Practitioner Salaries

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
up arrow 9%


Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
up arrow 5%

National Average
$59,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 26%
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