Respiratory Therapist with Critical Care Skills Salary
An average Respiratory Therapist with Critical Care skills can expect to take home roughly $25.00 per hour. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geography, followed by tenure and the individual firm. The majority of Respiratory Therapists with Critical Care skills claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respiratory Therapists with Critical Care skills survey participants are largely women, dominating at 63 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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HCA, Inc., Select Specialty Hospitals, Kindred Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Banner Health are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Respiratory Therapists with Critical Care skills. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Banner Health offers the most; Respiratory Therapists with Critical Care skills earn $56K on average there.
Pay by Experience Level for Respiratory Therapist
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. During the first five years of their careers, Respiratory Therapists with Critical Care skills see a median income of $49K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $51K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $58K in this role. Respiratory Therapists with Critical Care skills who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $63K.
Pay Difference by Location
For Respiratory Therapists with Critical Care skills, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 44 percent above the national average. Respiratory Therapists with Critical Care skills will also find cushy salaries in Las Vegas (+24 percent), Los Angeles (+22 percent), San Diego (+16 percent), and Atlanta (+8 percent). Trailing the national average by 9 percent, Pittsburgh is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers also pay below the national average in Tucson (6 percent lower) and Tampa (4 percent lower).