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Average Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Hourly Pay

$26.64
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$800
Bonus
$12,000
Commission
$800
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The average hourly pay for a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) is $26.64.
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$20.84
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$26.64
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$34.61
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Hourly Rate
$21 - $35
Bonus
$24 - $4,162
Profit Sharing
$491 - $1,190
Commission
$0 - $12,000
Total Pay
$43,557 - $73,907
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What Do Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)s Do?

Job Satisfaction for Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)

3.9 out of 5
(649)
Highly Satisfied
36Reviews

Popular Employer Salaries for Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)

The top respondents for the job title Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) are from the companies HCA, Inc., Banner Health and Northside Hospital. Reported salaries are highest at Select Specialty Hospitals where the average pay is $28.55. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include HCA, Inc. and Banner Health, earning around $27.70 and $27.26, respectively. Mercy Hospital pays the lowest at around $22.21. Lincare Inc. and Northside Hospital also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $23.02 and $25.77, respectively.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT). Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
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What Are Popular Skills for Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)s?

Skills in Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Critical Care and Emergency/Trauma are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Acute Care and Emergency Room (ER).

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)s?

An entry-level Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $22.78 based on 170 salaries. An early career Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.10 based on 967 salaries. A mid-career Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $26.10 based on 840 salaries. An experienced Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $28.47 based on 928 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $30.
Employees with Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 14.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (10.1% more) and Dallas, Texas (7.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Antonio, Texas (10.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 3,726 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.6%
Early Career
26.0%
Mid Career
22.5%
Experienced
24.9%
Late Career
22.0%