Respiratory Therapist with Critical Care Skills Salary

Earnings for Respiratory Therapists with Critical Care skills come in at around $25.57 per hour on average. While years of experience and the specific company impact pay for this group, location is the most influential factor. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Women make up the majority of Respiratory Therapists with Critical Care skills (62 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,557 - $78,742
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MEDIAN: $55,013
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$19.95 - $33.63
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Salary $38,557 - $78,742
Bonus $154.56 - $10,033
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$41,642 - $73,029
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 130
Hourly Data $0$50
Hourly Rate $19.95 - $33.63
Hourly Tips $8.33
Overtime $16.13 - $50.67
Annual Data $0$73K
Bonus $154.56 - $10,033
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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$41,642 - $73,029
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,279

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Respiratory Therapists with Critical Care skills fill the offices of leading firms HCA, Inc., Select Specialty Hospitals, Kindred Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and WellStar Health System. For Respiratory Therapists with Critical Care skills, comfortable salaries can be found at Banner Health; in fact, median earnings sit around $56K, the highest in the area. Respiratory Therapists with Critical Care skills will also find cushy salaries at HCA, Inc. (+$56K), University of Michigan (U-M) (+$54K), and Kindred Hospital (+$52K).

Employees at Select Specialty Hospitals, WellStar Health System, and Kindred Hospital can also expect below-average earnings of $50K, $51K, and $52K.

Pay by Experience Level for Respiratory Therapist

Pay by Experience for a Respiratory Therapist has a positive trend. An entry-level Respiratory Therapist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 594 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Respiratory Therapist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 411 salaries. An experienced Respiratory Therapist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 340 salaries. A Respiratory Therapist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 251 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,009

Larger city markers 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 23 percent. Respiratory Therapists with Critical Care skills will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+16 percent), Baltimore (+14 percent), Atlanta (+11 percent), and Richmond (+4 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in St. Louis, 19 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Pittsburgh (8 percent lower) and Tampa (4 percent lower).

Key Stats for Respiratory Therapist

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 198 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
19%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Respiratory Therapist Salaries

▲18%

▲8%

National Average
$54,000

▼4%

▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 198 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 17%
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