C$55,909
Avg. Salary
C$31.54
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

C$2,750

Bonus

C$2,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Respiratory Therapist is C$31.54 per hour.

The average pay for a Respiratory Therapist is C$55,909 per year.

C$23.14
10%
C$31.54
50%
C$41.79
90%
MEDIAN C$31.54
C$37k
10%
C$56k
50%
C$78k
90%
MEDIAN C$55,909
C$36,583 - C$77,625
C$37K
C$56K
C$78K
MEDIAN: C$55,909
10%
50%
90%
C$23.14 - C$41.79
C$23
C$32
C$42
MEDIAN: C$31.54
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$86K
Salary C$36,583 - C$77,625
Bonus C$350 - C$12,500
Commission C$2,000
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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C$41,711 - C$86,577
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 17 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 109
Hourly Data C$0C$76
Hourly Rate C$23.14 - C$41.79
Overtime C$12.08 - C$76.48
Annual Data C$0C$86K
Bonus C$350 - C$12,500
Commission C$2,000
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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C$41,711 - C$86,577
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 17 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 189

Job Description for Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory therapists, or RTs, work with people who are experiencing issues with breathing and, often, cardiopulmonary issues. In many cases, their patients include premature infants born without fully developed lungs, as well as children and adults who suffer from problems such as cystic fibrosis, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Generally, a respiratory therapist meets with a patient and examines them; after discussing the results of the exam with a physician, they then put together a plan of treatment for the patient. Often, the plan involves removing mucous from a patient’s lungs, as well as inserting a ventilation tube down the patient’s throat in order to connect it to an oxygen-delivering machine. Respiratory therapists working in emergency rooms also often provide care to heart attack, drowning, and shock victims. Respiratory therapists working in home health care often set up ventilators and other life-supporting equipment, as well as providing care takers with direction on the equipment’s use.

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Pay by Experience Level for Respiratory Therapist

Pay by Experience for a Respiratory Therapist has a positive trend. An entry-level Respiratory Therapist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$61,000 based on 108 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Respiratory Therapist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$67,000 based on 36 salaries. An experienced Respiratory Therapist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$76,000 based on 33 salaries. A Respiratory Therapist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$73,000 based on 23 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

13%

5%

National Average: C$63,168

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Key Stats for Respiratory Therapist

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Respiratory Therapist Salaries

▲21%

Late-Career
▲15%

▲6%

National Average
C$63,000

▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 19%