The average wage for a Respiratory Care Technician is $18.33 per hour.
Respiratory Care Technician Total Pay (?
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$10.11 - $24.94
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.11 - $24.94  
   
Overtime
$27.28 - $31.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
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$0.00 - $9,933  
   
Total Pay (?
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$21,077 - $58,175  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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Job Description for Respiratory Care Technician
  • Monitor patients during treatment and report any unusual reactions to the respiratory therapist.
  • Keep records of patients' therapy, completing all necessary forms.
  • Set ventilators and various oxygen device equipment controls to regulate the flow of oxygen, gases, mists or aerosols.
  • Explain treatment procedures to patients.
  • Under the direction of respiratory therapists and physicians, provide specific respiratory care procedures.
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Gender
Female
50%
female alumni
 
Male
50%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
21%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 32%
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