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Respiratory Therapy Technician Salary (United States)

A Respiratory Therapy Technician earns an average wage of $19.50 per hour.
Respiratory Therapy Technician Salary (?
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$22,221 - $65,000
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $38,000
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Respiratory Therapy Technician Salary (?
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$11.33 - $28.09
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$22,221 - $65,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,863  
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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$24,322 - $59,988  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 14
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.33 - $28.09  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $37.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,863  
   
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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$24,322 - $59,988  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 43
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Job Description for Respiratory Therapy Technician

  • 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 15%
National Average
$41,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
70%
female alumni
 
Male
30%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 20%