$51,894
Avg. Salary
$25.59
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,000

Bonus

$718

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
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The average pay for a Respiratory Therapist in Houston, Texas is $25.59 per hour.

The average pay for a Respiratory Therapist in Houston, Texas is $51,894 per year.

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$21.67
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$25.59
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$33.30
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MEDIAN $25.59
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$31k
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$71k
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MEDIAN $51,894
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$0$71K
Salary $30,991 - $71,099
Bonus $1,000
Profit Sharing $718
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$42,628 - $70,609
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 28
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $21.67 - $33.30
Overtime $12.77 - $45.30
Annual Data $0$70K
Bonus $1,000
Profit Sharing $718
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$42,628 - $70,609
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 103

Job Description for Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory therapists, or RTs, work with people who are experiencing issues with breathing and, often, cardiopulmonary issues. In many cases, their patients include premature infants born without fully developed lungs, as well as children and adults who suffer from problems such as cystic fibrosis, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Generally, a respiratory therapist meets with a patient and examines them; after discussing the results of the exam with a physician, they then put together a plan of treatment for the patient. Often, the plan involves removing mucous from a patient’s lungs, as well as inserting a ventilation tube down the patient’s throat in order to connect it to an oxygen-delivering machine. Respiratory therapists working in emergency rooms also often provide care to heart attack, drowning, and shock victims. Respiratory therapists working in home health care often set up ventilators and other life-supporting equipment, as well as providing care takers with direction on the equipment’s use.

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About Houston, Texas

Harris County, Texas
2,298,628
Male:
1,149,686 (50.0%)
Female:
1,148,942 (50.0%)
Houston (/ˈhjuːstən/ HYOO-stən) is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States, located in Southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico. With a census-estimated 2014 population of 2.239 million within a land area of 599.6 square miles (1,553 km2), it also is the largest city in the Southern United States, as well as the seat of Harris County. It is the principal city of Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land, which is the fifth-most populated metropolitan area in the United States. Houston was founded on August 28, 1836, near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen's Landing) and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city was named after former General Sam Houston, who was president of the Republic of Texas and had commanded and won at the Battle of San Jacinto 25 miles (40 km) east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad...
Houston:
$48,064
Texas:
$55,653
$923
Houston:
$152,200
Texas:
$152,000
4.0%

Respiratory Therapist Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Respiratory Therapist

Pay by Experience for a Respiratory Therapist has a positive trend. An entry-level Respiratory Therapist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 27 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Respiratory Therapist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 11 salaries. An experienced Respiratory Therapist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 11 salaries. A Respiratory Therapist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 6 salaries.

Key Stats for Respiratory Therapist

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%

Experience Affects Respiratory Therapist Salaries

Late-Career
▲10%

▲8%

National Average
$54,000

▼6%

▼9%

Skills That Affect Respiratory Therapist Salaries

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
▲5%


Pediatrics
▲1%

Surgery Intensive Care Unit (SICU)
▲1%

National Average
$54,000

▼2%


Patient Education
▼3%

Emergency Room (ER)
▼6%

Home Health/Home Care
▼7%

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
▼14%

Emergency/Trauma
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 23%