Experienced Respiratory Therapist Salary

The average wage for an Experienced Respiratory Therapist is $26.53 per hour. A skill in Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is associated with high pay for this job.

$39,306 - $76,282
(Median)
$39K
$56K
$76K
MEDIAN: $55,927
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$20.62 - $34.80
(Median)
$21
$27
$35
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$39,306 - $76,282  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,745  
Profit Sharing
$151.01 - $2,980  
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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$42,944 - $75,431  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 170
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$20.62 - $34.80  
   
Overtime
$28.01 - $50.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,745  
   
Profit Sharing
$151.01 - $2,980  
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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$42,944 - $75,431  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 751
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National Average: $55,864

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Skills That Affect Respiratory Therapist Salaries

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
up arrow 11%

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
up arrow 10%

Pediatrics
up arrow 8%

Critical Care
up arrow 2%

Surgery Intensive Care Unit (SICU)
up arrow 1%

Trauma Intensive Care Unit (TICU)
up arrow 1%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
0%

Emergency/Trauma
0%

National Average
$56,000

Acute Care
up arrow 1%

Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 1%

Patient Education
up arrow 1%

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 146 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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