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Entry-Level Respiratory Therapist Salary

An Entry-Level Respiratory Therapist earns an average wage of $21.53 per hour. A skill in Trauma Intensive Care Unit (TICU) is associated with high pay for this job.

$29,828 - $59,936
(Median)
$30K
$43K
$60K
MEDIAN: $42,874
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$17.23 - $29.47
(Median)
$17
$22
$29
MEDIAN: $21.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,828 - $59,936  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,038  
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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$34,840 - $62,307  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 304
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$17.23 - $29.47  
   
Overtime
$12.00 - $43.36  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,038  
   
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).
)
$34,840 - $62,307  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,038

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Respiratory Therapist Salaries

Trauma Intensive Care Unit (TICU)
up arrow 10%

Surgery Intensive Care Unit (SICU)
up arrow 9%

Critical Care
up arrow 4%

Acute Care
up arrow 4%

Emergency/Trauma
up arrow 4%

Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 3%

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
up arrow 3%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 2%

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 2%

Patient Education
up arrow 1%

Pediatrics
0%

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
0%

National Average
$45,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 170 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 21%