Respiratory Therapist Salary in Chicago, Illinois (United States)

The average rate for a Respiratory Therapist in Chicago, Illinois is $24.84 per hour. A skill in Emergency/Trauma is associated with high pay for this job.
Respiratory Therapist in Chicago, Illinois Total Pay (?
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$26,631 - $76,026
(Median)
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42K
49K
76K
MEDIAN: $49,022
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Respiratory Therapist in Chicago, Illinois Total Pay (?
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$18.66 - $30.22
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$26,631 - $76,026  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,014  
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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$39,877 - $65,934  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 80
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$18.66 - $30.22  
   
Overtime
$2.79 - $42.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,014  
   
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).
)
$39,877 - $65,934  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 80
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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 18%
Experienced
up arrow 16%
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
National Average
$52,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Respiratory Therapist in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Emergency/Trauma
up arrow 21%
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
up arrow 10%
Pediatrics
up arrow 9%
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
up arrow 8%
Critical Care
up arrow 6%
Acute Care
up arrow 6%
Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 2%
Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 1%
National Average
$52,000
Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
69%
female alumni
 
Male
31%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 13%
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