Average Respiratory Therapist Hourly Pay in Temple, Texas

$21.58
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The average hourly pay for a Respiratory Therapist in Temple, Texas is $21.58.
10%
$18.42
10%
$21.58
50%
$27.82
90%
90%
MEDIAN $21.58
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Hourly Rate
$18 - $28
Total Pay
$38,522 - $57,355

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Job Description for Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory Therapist 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

Popular Employer Salaries for Respiratory Therapist

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Respiratory Therapist. 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.
Respiratory Therapist
Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)
Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT)
Respiratory Care Practitioner
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

Respiratory Therapist Job Listings

Popular Skills for Respiratory Therapist

Skills that pay less than market rate include Surgery Intensive Care Unit (SICU), Emergency Room (ER), Critical Care, Acute Care and Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Pay by Experience Level for Respiratory Therapist

An early career Respiratory Therapist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $20.70 based on 11 salaries. A mid-career Respiratory Therapist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.58 based on 8 salaries.
Employees with Respiratory Therapist in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 45.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (41.4% more) and Chicago, Illinois (23.3% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 19 survey responses.
Early Career
57.9%
Mid Career
42.1%