A Respiratory Therapy Technician earns an average wage of $17.00 per hour.

$9.63 - $24.00
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$17
$24
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.63 - $24.00  
   
Overtime
$18.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Total Pay (?
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$20,549 - $53,684  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 14

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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

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

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Key Stats for Respiratory Therapy Technician

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Respiratory Therapy Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Entry-Level
0%

National Average
$37,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 33%
dental benefits
None: 50%
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