Average Early-Career Respiratory Therapist with Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Skills Hourly Pay

$24.59
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$550
Bonus
$750
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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Respiratory Therapist with Intensive Care Unit (ICU) skills is $24.59.
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$19.88
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$24.59
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$32.45
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Hourly Rate
$20 - $32
Bonus
$100 - $4,848
Profit Sharing
$0 - $750
Total Pay
$41,446 - $69,714
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What Are Popular Skills for Respiratory Therapists?

Skills that pay less than market rate include Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Emergency/Trauma, 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 $22.77 based on 68 salaries. A mid-career Respiratory Therapist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $26.56 based on 609 salaries. An experienced Respiratory Therapist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $28.80 based on 547 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 San Diego, California earn an average of 29.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (28.6% more) and Chicago, Illinois (4.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Tampa, Florida (2.0% less) and Phoenix, Arizona (1.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,655 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.1%
Mid Career
36.8%
Experienced
33.1%
Late Career
26.0%