The average hourly pay for a Late-Career Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) is $30.16.
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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. Registered respiratory therapist perform all diagnostic and respiratory care for acute and chronically ill pulmonary patients. This will include spirometry, pulse oximetry, exhaled gas monitoring, inhaled medication, and chest physiotherapy, as well weaning parameters. Registered respiratory therapist manage the patient’s airways through sucti…Read more
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., Apria Healthcare Group Inc and The Core Institute. Reported salaries are highest at Kindred Healthcare where the average pay is $36.44. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include The Core Institute, earning around $30.99. Apria Healthcare Group Inc pays the lowest at around $27.19. Select Specialty Hospitals also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $29.87.
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Popular Skills for Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)
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Skills in Critical Care and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) 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 $22.51 based on 185 salaries. An early career Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $23.75 based on 1,073 salaries. A mid-career Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.74 based on 912 salaries. An experienced Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $28.06 based on 964 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 11.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Atlanta, Georgia (9.8% more) and Dallas, Texas (6.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in St. Louis, Missouri (3.4% less), Nashville, Tennessee (1.6% less) and Phoenix, Arizona (0.9% less).
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