Average Experienced Respiratory Therapist with Critical Care Skills Hourly Pay

$28.18
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The average hourly pay for an Experienced Respiratory Therapist with Critical Care skills is $28.18.
10%
$22.73
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$28.18
90%
$35.97
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Hourly Rate
$23 - $36
Bonus
$194 - $10,304
Total Pay
$47,555 - $78,059

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Popular Skills for Respiratory Therapist

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

Pay by Experience Level for Respiratory Therapist

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 $22.79 based on 60 salaries. An early career Respiratory Therapist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.25 based on 650 salaries. A mid-career Respiratory Therapist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $26.04 based on 607 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $31.
Employees with Respiratory Therapist in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 27.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Dallas, Texas (6.4% more) and Houston, Texas (5.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in New Orleans, Louisiana (6.8% less), Chicago, Illinois (2.4% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (0.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,802 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.3%
Early Career
36.1%
Mid Career
33.7%
Late Career
26.9%