Respiratory Therapist in Atlanta, Georgia Salary

Earnings for Respiratory Therapists in Atlanta, Ga. come in at around $23.26 per hour on average. Earnings sit near $19.13 per hour on the lower side but can approach $31.71 on the higher side. Most get medical and dental insurance, and the greater part get vision plans, too. Most workers in this role are not happy with their job, claiming low levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Atlanta Respiratory Therapists (61 percent) who took the survey are women. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$38,552 - $74,496
(Median)
$39K
$48K
$74K
MEDIAN: $47,500
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$19.13 - $31.71
(Median)
$19
$23
$32
MEDIAN: $23.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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Salary
$38,552 - $74,496  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,021  
Total Pay (?
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$39,492 - $69,551  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 18
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$19.13 - $31.71  
   
Overtime
$24.96 - $48.96  
Local Annualized Data (?
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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).
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$39,492 - $69,551  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 55
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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 Atlanta Respiratory Therapists — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $46K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $49K. On average, Respiratory Therapists in Atlanta make $54K following one to two decades on the job. As Respiratory Therapists in Atlanta, Ga. reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $67K.

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Experience Affects Respiratory Therapist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%


Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect Respiratory Therapist Salaries

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
up arrow 34%

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
up arrow 9%

Trauma Intensive Care Unit (TICU)
up arrow 7%

Pediatrics
up arrow 6%

Critical Care
up arrow 4%

Acute Care
up arrow 4%

Patient Education
up arrow 2%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 1%

Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 1%

National Average
$50,000

Emergency/Trauma
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Somewhat satisfied
Rated 2 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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