The average hourly pay for a Respiratory Therapist at Kindred Hospital is $25.55.
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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 th…Read more
Popular Employer Salaries for Respiratory Therapist
The top respondents for the job title Respiratory Therapist are from the companies Lincare Inc., Kindred Healthcare and Mercy Hospital. Reported salaries are highest at Dignity Health where the average pay is $40.56. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include HCA, Inc. and Banner Health, earning around $28.43 and $25.99, respectively. Mercy Hospital pays the lowest at around $20.33. Lincare Inc. and Apria Healthcare Group Inc also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $24.57 and $24.99, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Respiratory Therapist
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Critical Care, Acute Care and Emergency Room (ER) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Patient Education.
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 $24.49 based on 9 salaries. A mid-career Respiratory Therapist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.02 based on 9 salaries. An experienced Respiratory Therapist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $30.49 based on 8 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $35.
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