Median pay for Respiratory Therapists in Atlanta, Ga. is around $23.72 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Respiratory Therapists in Atlanta making up 73 percent. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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$40,909 - $74,435  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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Hourly Rate
$19.87 - $34.66  
   
Overtime
$34.16  
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$40,909 - $74,435  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 22

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About Atlanta, Georgia

Fulton County, Georgia
463,875
Male:
223,960 (48.3%)
Female:
239,915 (51.7%)
Atlanta is the capital of and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Georgia, with an estimated 2015 population of 463,878. Atlanta is the cultural and economic center of the Atlanta metropolitan area, home to 5,522,942 people and the ninth largest metropolitan area in the United States. Atlanta is the county seat of Fulton County, and a small portion of the city extends eastward into DeKalb County. Atlanta was established in 1837 at the intersection of two railroad lines, and the city rose from the ashes of the American Civil War to become a national center of commerce. In the decades following the Civil Rights Movement, during which the city earned a reputation as "too busy to hate" for the relatively progressive views of some of its citizens and leaders compared to other cities in the Deep South Atlanta attained international prominence. Atlanta is the primary transportation hub of...
Atlanta:
$50,210
Georgia:
$51,244
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Atlanta:
$241,200
Georgia:
$159,300
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Pay by Experience Level for Respiratory Therapist

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


Respiratory Therapists in Atlanta who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $45K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $49K. Respiratory Therapists in Atlanta, Ga. with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $56K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $70K.

Key Stats for Respiratory Therapist

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
037
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
25%
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Experience Affects Respiratory Therapist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%


National Average
$54,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%


Skills That Affect Respiratory Therapist Salaries

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
up arrow 23%

Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 12%


Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
up arrow 8%

Acute Care
up arrow 4%

Emergency/Trauma
up arrow 4%

National Average
$54,000

Trauma Intensive Care Unit (TICU)
up arrow 2%

Pediatrics
up arrow 3%

Patient Education
up arrow 6%


Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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