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Respiratory Therapist Salary with Critical Care skills (United States)

Respiratory Therapists with Critical Care skills can expect wages of $24.85 per hour on average. Pay generally varies between $19.05 per hour and $32.94. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 59 percent. For the most part, Respiratory Therapists with Critical Care skills enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
Respiratory Therapist with Critical Care skills Salary (?
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$37,974 - $71,236
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $52,208
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Respiratory Therapist with Critical Care skills Salary (?
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$19.05 - $32.94
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$37,974 - $71,236  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,005  
Profit Sharing
$295.04 - $2,916  
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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$39,986 - $72,534  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 114
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$19.05 - $32.94  
   
Overtime
$21.98 - $48.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,005  
   
Profit Sharing
$295.04 - $2,916  
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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$39,986 - $72,534  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 786
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Pay by Experience Level for Respiratory Therapist with Critical Care skills

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Respiratory Therapists with Critical Care skills — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $47K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $51K. Respiratory Therapists with Critical Care skills claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $57K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $61K.

Pay Difference By Location

Los Angeles
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New York
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Philadelphia
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Portland
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Milwaukee
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Tampa
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Chicago
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Houston
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Dallas
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National Average
$53,000
Atlanta
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Phoenix
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Indianapolis
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San Antonio
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Tucson
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Nashville
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Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
Respiratory Therapists with Critical Care skills will find that Los Angeles offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 28 percent. Respiratory Therapists with Critical Care skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+24 percent), Philadelphia (+23 percent), Portland (+17 percent), and Milwaukee (+11 percent). Falling short of the national average by 15 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Nashville. Tucson and San Antonio are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 13 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively.
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Experience Affects Respiratory Therapist with Critical Care skills Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$53,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 219 votes.

Gender

Female
59%
female alumni
 
Male
41%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 17%