Respiratory Therapist in Chicago, Illinois Salary

The average rate for a Respiratory Therapist in Chicago, Illinois is $24.88 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Emergency/Trauma and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

$39,453 - $85,423
(Median)
$39K
$50K
$85K
MEDIAN: $49,789
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$19.65 - $30.85
(Median)
$20
$25
$31
MEDIAN: $24.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$39,453 - $85,423  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $986  
Total Pay (?
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$40,700 - $67,261  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$19.65 - $30.85  
   
Overtime
$16.00 - $46.37  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $986  
   
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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$40,700 - $67,261  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 69
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Experience Affects Respiratory Therapist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Respiratory Therapist Salaries

Emergency/Trauma
up arrow 15%

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
up arrow 13%

Pediatrics
up arrow 7%

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
up arrow 6%

Critical Care
up arrow 4%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 4%

Acute Care
up arrow 4%

Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 2%

Patient Education
up arrow 1%

National Average
$52,000

Surgery Intensive Care Unit (SICU)
up arrow 2%

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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