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Experienced Respiratory Therapist Salary (United States)

The average wage for an Experienced Respiratory Therapist is $26.05 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and Pediatrics.
Experienced Respiratory Therapist Salary (?
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$36,973 - $73,438
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $53,415
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Experienced Respiratory Therapist Salary (?
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$20.13 - $34.12
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MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$36,973 - $73,438  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,497  
Profit Sharing
$289.36 - $1,510  
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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$41,755 - $74,171  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 144
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$20.13 - $34.12  
   
Overtime
$27.75 - $50.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,497  
   
Profit Sharing
$289.36 - $1,510  
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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$41,755 - $74,171  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 568
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Pay Difference By Location

Los Angeles
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Boston
up arrow 37%
Phoenix
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Milwaukee
up arrow 7%
Chicago
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Houston
up arrow 6%
Albuquerque
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Atlanta
0%
National Average
$55,000
Richmond
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Skills That Affect Experienced Respiratory Therapist Salaries

Pediatrics
up arrow 11%
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
up arrow 11%
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
up arrow 10%
Critical Care
up arrow 3%
Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 2%
Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 1%
Emergency/Trauma
up arrow 1%
Patient Education
up arrow 1%
Surgery Intensive Care Unit (SICU)
up arrow 1%
Acute Care
0%
National Average
$55,000
Trauma Intensive Care Unit (TICU)
up arrow 2%
Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 114 votes.

Gender

Female
60%
female alumni
 
Male
40%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 16%