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Respiratory Therapist Salary in Chicago, Illinois

The average rate for a Respiratory Therapist in Chicago, Illinois is $24.91 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Emergency/Trauma, Surgery Intensive Care Unit (SICU), and Critical Care.
$39,453 - $85,423
(Median)
39K
49K
85K
MEDIAN: $48,687
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$19.74 - $30.73
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$39,453 - $85,423  
   
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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$40,787 - $66,558  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$19.74 - $30.73  
   
Overtime
$18.25 - $38.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
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).
)
$40,787 - $66,558  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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Pay by Experience Level for Respiratory Therapist in Chicago, Illinois

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Respiratory Therapist in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Respiratory Therapist in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Emergency/Trauma
up arrow 21%

Surgery Intensive Care Unit (SICU)
up arrow 15%

Critical Care
up arrow 10%

Pediatrics
up arrow 8%

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
up arrow 8%

Acute Care
up arrow 7%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 4%

Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 1%

National Average
$52,000

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 13%