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

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The average hourly pay for a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) with Acute Care skills is $25.98.
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Hourly Rate
$20 - $33
$75 - $4,000
Profit Sharing
$0 - $1,200
Total Pay
$42,700 - $71,843

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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 Mercy Hospital, HCA, Inc. and Kindred Hospital. Reported salaries are highest at Kindred Healthcare where the average pay is $34.00. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Kindred Hospital and Emory Healthcare, earning around $30.00 and $28.00, respectively. Mercy Hospital pays the lowest at around $21.26. Northside Hospital and HCA, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $25.07 and $25.67, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)

Skills in Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Critical Care, Emergency Room (ER), Emergency/Trauma and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) are correlated to pay that is above average.

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 $22.07 based on 35 salaries. An early career Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $23.54 based on 326 salaries. A mid-career Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.37 based on 342 salaries. An experienced Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $27.44 based on 323 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $29.
Employees with Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 11.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Dallas, Texas (9.7% more) and Indianapolis, Indiana (7.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in St. Louis, Missouri (4.8% less), Jackson, Mississippi (2.4% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (1.0% less).

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