Respiratory Therapist in Atlanta, Georgia Salary

Atlanta Respiratory Therapists pull down an average of $25.96 per hour. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. There are more female Respiratory Therapists in Atlanta who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 67 percent. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$44,315 - $72,849
$51K
MEDIAN: $50,980
50%

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$20.12 - $35.31
$20
$26
$35
MEDIAN: $25.96
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$50,980  
   
Total Pay (?
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$42,082 - $75,170  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$20.12 - $35.31  
   
Overtime
$34.16  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Total Pay (?
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$42,082 - $75,170  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 20

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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
$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, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $45K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $49K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $57K in this role. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $71K on average.

Key Stats for Respiratory Therapist

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
4%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
32%
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Experience Affects Respiratory Therapist Salaries

Late-Career
▲25%

▼0%

National Average
$57,000

▼13%

▼21%

Skills That Affect Respiratory Therapist Salaries

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
▲16%

Emergency Room (ER)
▲6%


▲4%


National Average
$57,000

Emergency/Trauma
▼2%

Trauma Intensive Care Unit (TICU)
▼7%

Pediatrics
▼8%

Patient Education
▼12%


Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
4%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 93%
vision benefits
Vision: 79%
dental benefits
None:
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