Respiratory Therapist Salary with Critical Care skills

The average Respiratory Therapist with Critical Care skills can expect to rake in roughly $24.75 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $19.15 per hour to $33.02. While tenure and the particular employer impact pay for this group, geographic location is the most influential factor. Most Respiratory Therapists with Critical Care skills like their work and job satisfaction is high. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 59 percent. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,637 - $69,908

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$19.15 - $33.02

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$38,637 - $69,908  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,021  
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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$40,089 - $71,750  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 147
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$19.15 - $33.02  
   
Overtime
$21.99 - $47.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,021  
   
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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$40,089 - $71,750  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,026
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Although HCA, Inc. leads the field in pay with a median salary of $57K, employees there receive a wide spread of salaries, from $38K on the low end all the way up to $78K at the top.

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. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $47K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $51K. Respiratory Therapists with Critical Care skills who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $57K. Respiratory Therapists with Critical Care skills who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $61K.

Pay Difference by Location


Respiratory Therapists with Critical Care skills will find that Los Angeles offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 27 percent. Respiratory Therapists with Critical Care skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+26 percent), Milwaukee (+12 percent), Portland (+10 percent), and San Diego (+10 percent). The lowest-paying market is Tucson, which sits 16 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in St. Louis and San Antonio (15 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Respiratory Therapist with Critical Care skills Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

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 241 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
24%
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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