Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) Salary

A Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) earns an average wage of $22.49 per hour.
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$34,696 - $66,662
$35K
$51K
$67K
MEDIAN: $51,093
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50%
90%

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$17.12 - $29.88
$17
$22
$30
MEDIAN: $22.45
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$0$66K
Salary $34,696 - $66,662
Bonus $3,000
Profit Sharing $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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$35,911 - $63,434
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 39
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $17.12 - $29.88
Hourly Tips $0.04
Overtime $17.76 - $45.37
Annual Data $0$63K
Bonus $3,000
Profit Sharing $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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$35,911 - $63,434
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 375

Job Description for Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT)

Positions as a certified respiratory therapist (CRT) are commonly available in medical facilities such as hospitals and medical centers. The position has strict requirements related to licensing and credentials, which vary by state and position. Some certifications that may be required include registered respiratory therapist (RRT), certified respiratory therapist (CRT), basic life support (BLS), advanced cardiovascular life support (ALCS), and state licensing. At least one year of experience is generally required or preferred, especially in a similar setting (such as home care or pediatric care).

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Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) Tasks

  • Inspect, clean, and test respiratory therapy equipment
  • Determine requirements for treatment; type, method and duration of therapy based on physicians' orders
  • Set up and operate mechanical and therapeutic devices following specified parameters of treatment
  • Monitor patient's physiological responses to therapy; vital signs, arterial blood gases and blood chemistry changes and consult with physician if adverse reactions occur
  • Maintain patient charts with therapy information

Common Career Paths for Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT)


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Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) Job Listings

Popular Skills for Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT)

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT)

Pay by Experience for a Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) has a positive trend. An entry-level Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 127 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 79 salaries. An experienced Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 121 salaries. A Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 118 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $47,656

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Key Stats for Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT)

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
35%

Experience Affects Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) Salaries

▲9%

▲4%

National Average
$48,000

▼3%

▼14%

Skills That Affect Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) Salaries

Long Term Care
▲7%

Home Health/Home Care
▲3%




Pediatrics
▼0%

National Average
$48,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 33%