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Respiratory Therapy Technician Salary

A Respiratory Therapy Technician earns an average wage of $19.33 per hour.

$28,906 - $64,916
(Median)
$29K
$40K
$65K
MEDIAN: $40,040
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$10.99 - $27.62
(Median)
$11
$19
$28
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$28,906 - $64,916  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $766  
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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$23,577 - $60,437  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.99 - $27.62  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $37.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $766  
   
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).
)
$23,577 - $60,437  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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Job Description for Respiratory Therapy Technician

Respiratory therapy technicians generally work in medical sleep laboratories which attempt to correct sleep disorders such as sleep apnea. These technicians usually work under the supervision of a respiratory therapist and are present during various stages of sleep therapy, such as testing, therapy, and treatments to help therapists solve problems and diagnose disorders.

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Respiratory Therapy Technician Tasks

  • Monitor patients during treatment and report any unusual reactions to the respiratory therapist.
  • Keep records of patients' therapy, completing all necessary forms.
  • Set ventilators and various oxygen device equipment controls to regulate the flow of oxygen, gases, mists or aerosols.
  • Explain treatment procedures to patients.
  • Under the direction of respiratory therapists and physicians, provide specific respiratory care procedures.

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Experience Affects Respiratory Therapy Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 16%
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