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Respiratory Therapist Salary in Atlanta, Georgia

Respiratory Therapists in Atlanta can expect wages of $23.55 per hour on average. Earnings sit near $18.25 per hour on the lower side but can approach $31.84 on the higher side. A fair number have medical and dental plans, and more than half have vision insurance. Though the majority of Atlanta Respiratory Therapists do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Female Respiratory Therapists in Atlanta, Ga. survey participants are more prevalent than men — 64 percent of professionals. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$27,500 - $70,000
(Median)
$28K
$41K
$70K
MEDIAN: $40,902
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90%

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$18.25 - $31.84
(Median)
$18
$24
$32
MEDIAN: $23.00
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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
$27,500 - $70,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,021  
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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$38,043 - $68,903  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$18.25 - $31.84  
   
Overtime
$20.61 - $49.27  
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 - $1,021  
   
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).
)
$38,043 - $68,903  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 45

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Experience Affects Respiratory Therapist in Atlanta, Georgia Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$49,000


Skills That Affect Respiratory Therapist in Atlanta, Georgia Salaries

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
up arrow 37%

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
up arrow 12%

Pediatrics
up arrow 7%

Critical Care
up arrow 4%

Acute Care
up arrow 4%

Patient Education
up arrow 3%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 2%

Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 1%

National Average
$49,000

Emergency/Trauma
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 14%