The average rate for a Respiratory Therapist in Chicago, Illinois is $25.24 per hour. A skill in Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is associated with high pay for this job.

$19.28 - $31.71
(Median)
$19
$25
$32
MEDIAN: $25.00
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$19.28 - $31.71  
   
Overtime
$37.89  
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Total Pay (?
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$40,182 - $69,616  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,662,238
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%

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

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Experience Affects Respiratory Therapist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%


National Average
$53,000


Skills That Affect Respiratory Therapist Salaries

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
up arrow 20%

Emergency/Trauma
up arrow 8%

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
up arrow 6%

Trauma Intensive Care Unit (TICU)
up arrow 5%

Pediatrics
up arrow 4%

Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 3%

Critical Care
up arrow 1%

Acute Care
0%

National Average
$53,000

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 1%

Patient Education
up arrow 1%

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 4%

Surgery Intensive Care Unit (SICU)
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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