Average Early-Career Respiratory Therapist Hourly Pay in San Jose, California

$45.82
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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Respiratory Therapist in San Jose, California is $45.82.
10%
$34.23
10%
$45.82
50%
$55.27
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90%
MEDIAN $45.82
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Hourly Rate
$34 - $55
Total Pay
$65,889 - $114,543

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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

Career Paths

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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

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