Median pay for Respiratory Therapists in Atlanta lies in the neighborhood of $23.75 per hour. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Respiratory Therapists in Atlanta, Ga. — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Female Atlanta Respiratory Therapists make up most of the survey respondents at 77 percent. In this profession, most enjoy medical and dental coverage, and the larger part have vision insurance, as well. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,410 - $78,906
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$30K
$51K
$79K
MEDIAN: $51,352
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$19.98 - $34.24
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$34
MEDIAN: $23.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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Salary
$30,410 - $78,906  
   
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$41,223 - $73,775  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$19.98 - $34.24  
   
Overtime
$34.16  
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$0$26K$52K$78K
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$41,223 - $73,775  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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About Atlanta, Georgia

Fulton County, Georgia
431,415
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
$981
Atlanta:
$241,200
Georgia:
$159,300
4.8%

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Pay by Experience Level for Respiratory Therapist

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


For many Respiratory Therapists in Atlanta, more experience generally translates to higher pay. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $45K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $49K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $54K in this role. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $68K on average.

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Experience Affects Respiratory Therapist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%


National Average
$52,000

Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Respiratory Therapist Salaries

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
up arrow 28%

Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 11%


Acute Care
up arrow 8%

Emergency/Trauma
up arrow 8%

Trauma Intensive Care Unit (TICU)
up arrow 2%

Pediatrics
up arrow 1%

National Average
$52,000

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
up arrow 2%

Patient Education
up arrow 3%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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