Respiratory Therapist Salary with Critical Care skills

The average Respiratory Therapist with Critical Care skills can expect to rake in roughly $24.78 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $19.01 per hour and $32.93. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration and the particular employer. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Women make up a slight majority of Respiratory Therapists with Critical Care skills (57 percent) survey respondents. For the most part, Respiratory Therapists with Critical Care skills enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$37,899 - $70,155
(Median)
$38K
$52K
$70K
MEDIAN: $51,966
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50%
90%

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$19.01 - $32.93
(Median)
$19
$25
$33
MEDIAN: $24.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$37,899 - $70,155  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,009  
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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$39,905 - $71,755  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 133
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$19.01 - $32.93  
   
Overtime
$21.98 - $48.13  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,009  
   
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).
)
$39,905 - $71,755  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 861

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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.

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 does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average inexperienced worker earns $47K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $51K. Respiratory Therapists with Critical Care skills claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $57K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $61K on average.

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Experience Affects Respiratory Therapist with Critical Care skills Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$53,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 232 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
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: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 16%