Respiratory Therapist in Chicago, Illinois Salary

The average rate for a Respiratory Therapist in Chicago, Illinois is $25.52 per hour. A skill in Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is associated with high pay for this job.

$20.49 - $34.52
$20
$25
$35
MEDIAN: $25.46
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Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $20.49 - $34.52
Overtime $38.04
Annual Data $0$74K
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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$40,825 - $74,062
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 48

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About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

Respiratory Therapist Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Respiratory Therapist

Pay by Experience for a Respiratory Therapist has a positive trend. An entry-level Respiratory Therapist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 25 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Respiratory Therapist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 19 salaries. An experienced Respiratory Therapist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 18 salaries. A Respiratory Therapist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 8 salaries.

Key Stats for Respiratory Therapist

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Respiratory Therapist Salaries

Late-Career
▲15%

▲1%

National Average
$54,000

▼1%

▼5%

Skills That Affect Respiratory Therapist Salaries

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
▲19%

Emergency/Trauma
▲9%

Home Health/Home Care
▲7%

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
▲6%

Pediatrics
▲5%

Trauma Intensive Care Unit (TICU)
▲5%


Critical Care
▲1%

National Average
$54,000


▼1%

Patient Education
▼1%

Surgery Intensive Care Unit (SICU)
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 28%
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