$46,000
Avg. Salary
$30.42
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Respiratory Therapist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is $30.42 per hour.

The average pay for a Respiratory Therapist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is $46,000 per year.

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$22.47
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$30.42
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$38.24
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MEDIAN $30.42
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$36k
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$64k
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MEDIAN $46,000
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MEDIAN: $46,000
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$0$83K
Salary $46,000
Bonus $3,955
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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$40,573 - $83,295
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 8
Hourly Data $0$55
Hourly Rate $22.47 - $38.24
Overtime $55.08
Annual Data $0$83K
Bonus $3,955
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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$40,573 - $83,295
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 52

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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
1,567,442
Male:
741,270 (47.3%)
Female:
826,172 (52.7%)
Philadelphia (/ˌfɪləˈdɛlfiə/) is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the fifth-most populous in the United States, with an estimated population in 2014 of 1,560,297. In the Northeastern United States, at the confluence of the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers, Philadelphia is the economic and cultural anchor of the Delaware Valley, a metropolitan area home to 7.2 million people and the eighth-largest combined statistical area in the United States. In 1682, William Penn founded the city to serve as capital of the Pennsylvania Colony. Philadelphia played an instrumental role in the American Revolution as a meeting place for the Founding Fathers of the United States, who signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and the Constitution in 1787. Philadelphia was one of the nation's capitals in the Revolutionary War, and served as temporary U.S. capital while Washington, D.C., was under construction. In the 19th century, Philadelphia became a major industrial center...
Philadelphia:
$41,233
Pennsylvania:
$55,702
$952
Philadelphia:
$150,700
Pennsylvania:
$170,600
6.6%

Respiratory Therapist Job Listings

Key Stats for Respiratory Therapist

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
20%

Experience Affects Respiratory Therapist Salaries

Late-Career
▲43%

National Average
$62,000

Entry-Level
▼15%

Skills That Affect Respiratory Therapist Salaries

Patient Education
▲19%

Emergency Room (ER)
▲8%

National Average
$62,000

Critical Care
▼4%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 22%