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Respiratory Therapist Salary in Chicago, Illinois

The average rate for a Respiratory Therapist in Chicago, Illinois is $25.07 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Emergency/Trauma and Surgery Intensive Care Unit (SICU).

$19.83 - $31.21
(Median)
$20
$25
$31
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$19.83 - $31.21  
   
Overtime
$2.07 - $49.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
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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$40,876 - $67,659  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 49

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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.

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Experience Affects Respiratory Therapist in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Respiratory Therapist in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Emergency/Trauma
up arrow 19%

Surgery Intensive Care Unit (SICU)
up arrow 14%

Critical Care
up arrow 9%

Pediatrics
up arrow 7%

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
up arrow 7%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 6%

Acute Care
up arrow 6%

Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 1%

National Average
$52,000

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 13%