$57,981
Avg. Salary
$27.06
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Respiratory Therapist with Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) skills is $27.06 per hour.

The average pay for a Respiratory Therapist with Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) skills is $57,981 per year.

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Salary $40,953 - $87,084
Bonus $103 - $20,067
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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$43,216 - $80,605
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 37
Hourly Data $0$54
Hourly Rate $20.53 - $36.83
Overtime $25.95 - $54.44
Annual Data $0$80K
Bonus $103 - $20,067
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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$43,216 - $80,605
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 417

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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Pay by Experience Level for Respiratory Therapist

Pay by Experience for a Respiratory Therapist has a positive trend. An entry-level Respiratory Therapist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 121 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Respiratory Therapist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 78 salaries. An experienced Respiratory Therapist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 73 salaries. A Respiratory Therapist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 54 salaries.

Key Stats for Respiratory Therapist

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 74 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
20%

Experience Affects Respiratory Therapist Salaries

Late-Career
▲13%

Experienced
▲9%

National Average
$57,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 74 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 10%