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.