Respiratory Therapist with Critical Care Skills Salary

Average Respiratory Therapists with Critical Care skills make around $24.68 per hour. Earnings sit near $19.22 per hour on the lower side but can approach $32.81 on the higher side. Geographic location is the main element affecting pay for this group — career duration and the particular employer are driving factors as well. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The majority of Respiratory Therapists with Critical Care skills (60 percent) who took the survey are women. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,221 - $71,036
(Median)
$39K
$52K
$71K
MEDIAN: $51,830
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$19.22 - $32.81
(Median)
$19
$25
$33
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$39,221 - $71,036  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,169  
Profit Sharing
$500  
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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$40,210 - $71,450  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 178
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$19.22 - $32.81  
   
Overtime
$21.50 - $47.16  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,169  
   
Profit Sharing
$500  
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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$40,210 - $71,450  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,373
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Although HCA, Inc. heads up the field in terms of compensation, offering the highest median salary at $56K, pay at this particular employer still varies considerably, running the full spectrum from $38K to $77K.

With a median salary of $49K, Kindred Hospital provides Respiratory Therapists with Critical Care skills with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $67K, limiting employee salary growth.

Pay by Experience Level for Respiratory Therapist

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Respiratory Therapists with Critical Care skills — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $47K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $51K. For Respiratory Therapists with Critical Care skills, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $57K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $61K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Respiratory Therapist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$52,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 281 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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