Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) in St. Louis, Missouri Salary

How much does a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) make in St. Louis, MO? In St. Louis, a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) earns an average of $24.47 per hour. This is 4% below the national average for a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) which is $25.34 per hour. Wages for a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) in St. Louis range from $19.67 per hour to $30.67 per hour. Total Annual Pay, which includes hourly rate, bonus, and overtime for a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) in St. Louis ranges from $41,272 to $63,675 annually. Among those reporting, there is an average job satisfaction rating of 5 out of 5 stars. In St. Louis, women make up the majority of the workforce (89 percent). Many report receiving medical, dental, and vision benefits from their employer.

$19.67 - $30.67
$20
$24
$31
MEDIAN: $24.47
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Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $19.67 - $30.67
Overtime $30.00
Annual Data $0$63K
Bonus $1,350
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$41,272 - $63,675
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 26

Job Description for Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)

A registered respiratory therapist is responsible for delivering competent, skilled care to patients and their loved ones based on the patients' needs.

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Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) 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

About St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis city, Missouri
315,685
Male:
153,026 (48.5%)
Female:
162,659 (51.5%)
St. Louis (/seɪnt ˈluːɪs/) is an independent city in the U.S. state of Missouri, built along the western bank of the Mississippi River, on the border with Illinois. The city has an estimated 2015 population of 315,685, and is the cultural and economic center of the Greater St. Louis area, which is home to 2,916,447 people, and is the largest metropolitan area in Missouri and the 19th-largest in the United States. Prior to European settlement, the area was a major regional center of Native American Mississippian culture. The city of St. Louis was founded in 1764 by French fur traders Pierre Laclède and Auguste Chouteau, and named after Louis IX of France. The area was ceded to Spain following France's defeat in the Seven Years' War (the area east of the Mississippi was ceded to Britain). In 1800, Spanish Louisiana was retroceded back to France. In 1803, the United States acquired...
St. Louis:
$38,397
Missouri:
$50,238
$767
St. Louis:
$130,800
Missouri:
$147,800
6.2%

Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)

Pay by Experience for a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) has a positive trend. An entry-level Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 17 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) 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 8 salaries. An experienced Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 13 salaries. A Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 7 salaries.

Key Stats for Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
30%

Experience Affects Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Salaries

Late-Career
▲12%

▲6%

National Average
$51,000

Mid-Career
▼9%

Entry-Level
▼20%

Skills That Affect Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Salaries



Emergency/Trauma
▲3%

Acute Care
▲2%

National Average
$51,000

Emergency Room (ER)
▼1%

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
▼1%

Pediatrics
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 25%