Respiratory Therapist in Atlanta, Georgia Salary

The average Atlanta Respiratory Therapist earns approximately $23.26 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $19.13 per hour and $31.71. For the most part, workers in this position experience low levels of job satisfaction. Women account for the majority of Atlanta Respiratory Therapists who responded to the questionnaire — 61 percent to be exact. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by a large number, and a majority earn vision coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$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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90%

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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.


Respiratory Therapists in Atlanta with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $46K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $49K. Atlanta Respiratory Therapists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $54K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Respiratory Therapist with more than 20 years of experience can earn $67K on average.

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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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