Average Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) with Critical Care Skills Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) with Critical Care skills is $26.31.
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$21 - $34
$101 - $4,917
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$0 - $1,000
Total Pay
$43,602 - $72,492

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Job Description for Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)

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., Mercy Hospital and Northside Hospital. Reported salaries are highest at Select Specialty Hospitals where the average pay is $29.26. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include HCA, Inc. and Banner Health, earning around $28.82 and $27.84, respectively. Mercy Hospital pays the lowest at around $21.94. Kindred Hospital and Northside Hospital also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $25.03 and $25.36, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)

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

Pay by Experience Level for Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)

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 $22.09 based on 44 salaries. An early career Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $23.66 based on 511 salaries. A mid-career Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.51 based on 490 salaries. An experienced Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $27.84 based on 535 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 19.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Denver, Colorado (13.7% more) and Houston, Texas (7.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in St. Louis, Missouri (0.8% less).

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