Respiratory Therapist with Critical Care Skills Salary

Respiratory Therapists with Critical Care skills can expect to earn an average of $24.68 per hour. Compensation ranges between $19.22 per hour and $32.81. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is residence, though experience level and the particular employer have a (lesser) impact as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Women make up the majority of Respiratory Therapists with Critical Care skills (60 percent) who completed the questionnaire. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$39,221 - $71,036
(Median)
$39K
$52K
$71K
MEDIAN: $51,830
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$19.22 - $32.81
(Median)
$19
$25
$33
MEDIAN: $24.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$39,221 - $71,036  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,169  
Profit Sharing
$500  
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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$40,210 - $71,450  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 178
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$19.22 - $32.81  
   
Overtime
$21.50 - $47.16  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,169  
   
Profit Sharing
$500  
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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$40,210 - $71,450  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,373
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Although HCA, Inc. boasts the highest average salary in town at $56K, employee compensation still varies greatly — workers can make as little as $38K or as much as $77K.

Kindred Hospital doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $49K — not to mention workers can only make as much as $67K and scope of pay is rather limited.

Pay by Experience Level for Respiratory Therapist

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


For Respiratory Therapists with Critical Care skills, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $47K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $51K. Respiratory Therapists with Critical Care skills who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $57K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $61K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Respiratory Therapist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$52,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 281 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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