Respiratory Therapist Salary with Critical Care skills

Median pay for Respiratory Therapists with Critical Care skills is around $24.71 per hour. Compensation ranges from $19.14 per hour on the lower end to $33.07 on the higher end. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geography, followed by career length and the particular employer. Most Respiratory Therapists with Critical Care skills like their work and job satisfaction is high. Women make up a slight majority of Respiratory Therapists with Critical Care skills (58 percent) survey respondents. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,556 - $70,031
(Median)
$39K
$52K
$70K
MEDIAN: $51,517
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$19.14 - $33.07
(Median)
$19
$25
$33
MEDIAN: $24.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$38,556 - $70,031  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,017  
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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$40,074 - $71,641  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 145
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$19.14 - $33.07  
   
Overtime
$21.78 - $47.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,017  
   
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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$40,074 - $71,641  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 996
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Respiratory Therapists with Critical Care skills flock to HCA, Inc. for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $57K lead the pack in compensation; however, HCA, Inc. also provides employees with a wide spectrum of compensation ranging from $38K at one end to $78K at the other end.

Pay by Experience Level for Respiratory Therapist with Critical Care skills

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


Respiratory Therapists with Critical Care skills do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $47K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $51K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $57K in this role. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $61K.

Pay Difference by Location


Philadelphia is home to an above-average pay rate for Respiratory Therapists with Critical Care skills, 38 percent higher than the national average. Respiratory Therapists with Critical Care skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+27 percent), New York (+26 percent), Milwaukee (+12 percent), and Portland (+10 percent). With compensation 15 percent below the national average, St. Louis is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Below-median salaries also turn up 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
$52,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 240 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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