The average rate for an Entry-Level Respiratory Therapist is $22.51 per hour.

$34,119 - $62,175
$34K
$48K
$62K
MEDIAN: $47,545
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$18.23 - $29.94
$18
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$30
MEDIAN: $22.51
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$34,119 - $62,175  
   
Bonus
$147.95 - $2,564  
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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$37,670 - $63,604  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 311
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$18.23 - $29.94  
   
Overtime
$17.45 - $45.04  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$147.95 - $2,564  
   
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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$37,670 - $63,604  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,443

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National Average: $47,803

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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 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
59 %
Male
41 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 111 votes.
071
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
14%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Respiratory Therapist Salaries

Trauma Intensive Care Unit (TICU)
up arrow 4%

Pediatrics
up arrow 3%

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 3%

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
up arrow 3%


Surgery Intensive Care Unit (SICU)
up arrow 2%


Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
up arrow 1%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
0%

Acute Care
0%

Emergency/Trauma
0%

Patient Education
0%

National Average
$48,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 111 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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