$50,580
Avg. Salary
$22.76
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,186

Bonus

$1,017

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) is $22.76 per hour.

The average pay for a Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) is $50,580 per year.

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$17.30
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$31k
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MEDIAN $50,580
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$0$71K
Salary $30,913 - $71,008
Bonus $0.00 - $5,057
Profit Sharing $1,017
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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$36,026 - $64,189
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 62
Hourly Data $0$49
Hourly Rate $17.30 - $30.10
Hourly Tips $0.33
Overtime $20.14 - $49.69
Annual Data $0$64K
Bonus $0.00 - $5,057
Profit Sharing $1,017
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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$36,026 - $64,189
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 652

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) Pay By Employer

$0$69K

$64,480

Common Career Paths for Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT)


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It doesn't happen often, but some Certified Respiratory Therapists do move on to become Registered Nurses. The average pay for that role is slightly higher at $56K per year. Typical career progression for a Certified Respiratory Therapist involves becoming a Respiratory Therapist or a Registered Respiratory Therapist, roles that pay $1K more and $3K more on average.

Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) Job Listings

Popular Skills for Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT)


Survey results suggest that Certified Respiratory Therapists use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Long Term Care, Home Health/Home Care, Critical Care, and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) are correlated to pay that is above average. For most people, competency in Emergency Room indicates knowledge of Critical Care.

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: $48,109

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

Surpassing the national average by 19 percent, Certified Respiratory Therapists in Baltimore receive some of the highest pay in the country. Certified Respiratory Therapists will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+13 percent), San Diego (+10 percent), St. Louis (+9 percent), and Memphis (+5 percent). Birmingham is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 14 percent. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Pensacola and San Antonio (9 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT)?

Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) in Nashville:
"Alot of bullying going on. Managers DO NOT make the bullies or trouble makers accountable for their actions.Same game but different rules depeding on the employee."
Pros: I make a different in the patient and their family's lives.
Cons: The gossip and bullying. Is NOT dealt the same with everyone. I do not like the way HR "investigates" issues. Very secretive. HR will investigate and arrive at a solution with interviewing people who are not involved. Too much hearsay.

Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT):
Management controls every move you make and doesn't allow you to do your job, without complaining. You will never get a raise or any incentive other than a paycheck. The cost of insurance has gone up as well as the copays. They have gotten rid of the workers, yet keep the upper management. This is supposed to be a critical access hospital, but there is no longer a respiratory department. The nurses are expected to do all respiratory and cardiac emergencies without proper training on using ventilators. This was the worst job I have ever had and I am happy to say I have moved on!!

Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) in Austin:
"Continue."
If you obtain your CRT-continue to RRT.

Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) in Sedalia:
"Excellent job. Gratifying. Area of work."
Study hard. Don't give up. Keep going.

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Key Stats for Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT)

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 100 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
32%

Experience Affects Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) Salaries

▲8%

▲3%

National Average
$48,000

▼4%

▼14%

Skills That Affect Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) Salaries

Long Term Care
▲6%

Home Health/Home Care
▲2%




Pediatrics
▼0%

National Average
$48,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 100 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 27%