Average Experienced Respiratory Therapist Hourly Pay in Chicago, Illinois

$28.61
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$1,500
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The average hourly pay for an Experienced Respiratory Therapist in Chicago, Illinois is $28.61.
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$23.83
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$28.61
90%
$35.10
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$24 - $35
Bonus
$0 - $1,500
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$49,494 - $72,090
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What Are Popular Skills for Respiratory Therapists?

Skills in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Patient Education, Acute Care, Emergency Room (ER) and Critical Care.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Respiratory Therapists?

An entry-level Respiratory Therapist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $23.88 based on 6 salaries. An early career Respiratory Therapist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.24 based on 32 salaries. A mid-career Respiratory Therapist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.86 based on 15 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $32.
Employees with Respiratory Therapist in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 29.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (22.9% more) and Dallas, Texas (6.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Antonio, Texas (14.8% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (1.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 75 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.0%
Early Career
42.7%
Mid Career
20.0%
Late Career
29.3%