Respiratory Therapist Salary with Critical Care skills

The average Respiratory Therapist with Critical Care skills earns approximately $24.75 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $19.12 per hour and $33.20. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is location, followed by career duration and the particular employer. The majority of Respiratory Therapists with Critical Care skills claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 58 percent. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$38,556 - $70,031
(Median)
$39K
$52K
$70K
MEDIAN: $51,517
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$19.12 - $33.20
(Median)
$19
$25
$33
MEDIAN: $24.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$38,556 - $70,031  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,016  
Profit Sharing
$290.00 - $2,948  
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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$40,055 - $72,057  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 145
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$19.12 - $33.20  
   
Overtime
$21.84 - $48.01  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,016  
   
Profit Sharing
$290.00 - $2,948  
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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$40,055 - $72,057  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 992
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HCA, Inc. does shell out the biggest paychecks — the median in that office is $57K — but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $38K while workers on the upper end may rake in up to $78K.

Pay by Experience Level for Respiratory Therapist with Critical Care skills

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


For Respiratory Therapists with Critical Care skills, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $47K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $51K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $57K in this role. Respiratory Therapists with Critical Care skills who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $61K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Respiratory Therapists with Critical Care skills, Philadelphia offers exceptional salaries, 38 percent above the national average. Respiratory Therapists with Critical Care skills will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+27 percent), New York (+26 percent), Milwaukee (+12 percent), and Portland (+10 percent). In St. Louis, salaries are 15 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in San Antonio and Indianapolis (11 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Respiratory Therapist with Critical Care skills Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$53,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 241 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 17%
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