A Respiratory Therapy Technician earns an average wage of $16.70 per hour.

$9.70 - $20.65
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$17
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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$20,800 - $58,240  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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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
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National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
medical benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 38%
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