Respiratory Therapist with Critical Care Skills Salary

The average Respiratory Therapist with Critical Care skills earns approximately $25.26 per hour. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geographic location, followed by tenure and the specific company. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Women account for the majority of Respiratory Therapists with Critical Care skills who responded to the questionnaire — 64 percent to be exact. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,272 - $78,809
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MEDIAN: $52,641
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$19.72 - $33.70
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$39,272 - $78,809  
   
Bonus
$152.05 - $10,101  
Total Pay (?
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$41,169 - $73,248  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 122
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$19.72 - $33.70  
   
Hourly Tips
$8.33  
Overtime
$14.62 - $48.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$152.05 - $10,101  
   
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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$41,169 - $73,248  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,232

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Known for taking on a considerable number of Respiratory Therapists with Critical Care skills, HCA, Inc., Select Specialty Hospitals, Kindred Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and WellStar Health System are leading firms in the industry. Respiratory Therapists with Critical Care skills seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Banner Health, where the average salary comes to $56K. HCA, Inc., University of Michigan (U-M), and Kindred Hospital also offer top salaries for Respiratory Therapists with Critical Care skills. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $56K, $54K, and $52K, respectively.

Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at Select Specialty Hospitals ($50K), WellStar Health System ($51K), and Kindred Hospital ($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: $53,326

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Respiratory Therapists with Critical Care skills in Los Angeles enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 25 percent above the national average. Respiratory Therapists with Critical Care skills will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+17 percent), Baltimore (+16 percent), Atlanta (+12 percent), and Richmond (+6 percent). Falling short of the national average by 18 percent, the area with the worst salaries is St. Louis. Employers also pay below the national average in Pittsburgh (7 percent lower) and Tampa (3 percent lower).

Key Stats for Respiratory Therapist

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 171 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Respiratory Therapist Salaries

▲20%

▲9%

National Average
$53,000

▼3%

▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 171 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 18%