An Experienced Respiratory Therapist earns an average wage of $27.15 per hour.

$42,696 - $79,774
(Median)
$43K
$59K
$80K
MEDIAN: $59,060
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$21.24 - $35.76
(Median)
$21
$27
$36
MEDIAN: $27.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$42,696 - $79,774  
   
Bonus
$294.79 - $12,480  
Commission
$10,400  
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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$44,571 - $77,871  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 116
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$21.24 - $35.76  
   
Overtime
$29.16 - $51.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$294.79 - $12,480  
   
Commission
$10,400  
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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$44,571 - $77,871  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 629
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $57,486

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Skills That Affect Respiratory Therapist Salaries

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
up arrow 7%

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
up arrow 3%

Critical Care
up arrow 1%

Emergency/Trauma
0%

Surgery Intensive Care Unit (SICU)
0%

National Average
$57,000

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
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Pediatrics
up arrow 1%

Trauma Intensive Care Unit (TICU)
up arrow 1%

Acute Care
up arrow 2%

Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 3%

Patient Education
up arrow 4%

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 90 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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