The average rate for an Entry-Level Respiratory Therapist is $22.48 per hour.

$33,242 - $62,142
$33K
$47K
$62K
MEDIAN: $46,762
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$18.24 - $29.83
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$22
$30
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$33,242 - $62,142  
   
Bonus
$145.44 - $2,591  
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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$37,664 - $63,459  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 292
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$18.24 - $29.83  
   
Overtime
$11.59 - $44.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$145.44 - $2,591  
   
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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$37,664 - $63,459  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,407

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National Average: $47,606

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Respiratory Therapist Advice

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

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.

Key Stats for Respiratory Therapist

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 106 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
14%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Respiratory Therapist Salaries

Pediatrics
up arrow 4%

Trauma Intensive Care Unit (TICU)
up arrow 4%

Surgery Intensive Care Unit (SICU)
up arrow 3%

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 3%

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
up arrow 3%

Critical Care
up arrow 2%

Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 2%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 1%

Emergency/Trauma
up arrow 1%

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
up arrow 1%

Acute Care
0%

Patient Education
0%

National Average
$48,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 106 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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