Entry-Level Respiratory Therapist Salary

The average rate for an Entry-Level Respiratory Therapist is $22.63 per hour.

$34,395 - $64,453
$34K
$48K
$64K
MEDIAN: $48,315
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$18.41 - $30.28
$18
$23
$30
MEDIAN: $22.91
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$0$64K
Salary $34,395 - $64,453
Bonus $27.82 - $2,409
Commission $6,500
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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$38,051 - $64,308
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 291
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $18.41 - $30.28
Overtime $14.95 - $45.76
Annual Data $0$64K
Bonus $27.82 - $2,409
Commission $6,500
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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$38,051 - $64,308
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,434

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,588

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Respiratory Therapist Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Respiratory Therapist in Rockville Centre:
Remember why you entered into this field and always keep learning.

Respiratory Therapist in Boston:
"It's treatment of hourly waged employees."
Go into nursing. Much more respect. Much more money. Work is the same kind of stress. Much better treatment from pears. Overall the profession is over rated and a little too pretentious.

Respiratory Therapist in Charleston:
"The truth."
The gods honest truth is that Healthcare has become so reimbursement driven regardless of a pt's initial health status. These md's and the hospital talk a big game about the quality of the care your loved ones get but the truth is they are truly only concerned about their bottom line.

Respiratory Therapist in Portland:
"Patience required."
Watch and learn and pay attention.

Respiratory Therapist in Amarillo:
"Learn as much as you can."
Always do a good job, have good communication with drs.

Respiratory Therapist in Rutherfordton:
Respiratory Therapy is a repetitave and critical thinking job.

Respiratory Therapist in Denver:
"Working vs school."
Time management, start rounds early.

Key Stats for Respiratory Therapist

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 115 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
14%
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Skills That Affect Respiratory Therapist Salaries

Home Health/Home Care
▲2%

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
▲2%

Trauma Intensive Care Unit (TICU)
▲2%

Respiratory therapist
▲2%


Pediatrics
▲1%



Surgery Intensive Care Unit (SICU)
▼0%

National Average
$49,000

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
▼1%

Acute Care
▼1%

Patient Education
▼1%

Emergency/Trauma
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 115 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 21%
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