Respiratory Therapist Salary in Chicago, Illinois (United States)

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 and Critical Care.
Respiratory Therapist in Chicago, Illinois Salary (?
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$25,500 - $76,500
(Median)
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49K
76K
MEDIAN: $48,537
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Respiratory Therapist in Chicago, Illinois Salary (?
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$19.43 - $30.54
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$25,500 - $76,500  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $983  
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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$38,911 - $66,117  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 14
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$19.43 - $30.54  
   
Overtime
$2.14 - $44.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $983  
   
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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$38,911 - $66,117  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 51
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Experience Affects Respiratory Therapist in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%
Experienced
up arrow 14%
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
National Average
$51,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Respiratory Therapist in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Emergency/Trauma
up arrow 22%
Critical Care
up arrow 12%
Pediatrics
up arrow 9%
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
up arrow 9%
Acute Care
up arrow 7%
Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 3%
Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 2%
National Average
$51,000
Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
70%
female alumni
 
Male
30%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 15%