The average hourly pay for a Late-Career Respiratory Therapist with Intensive Care Unit (ICU) skills in Phoenix, Arizona is $30.54.
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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 th…Read more
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Skills in Critical Care and Acute Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Emergency Room (ER).
Pay by Experience Level for Respiratory Therapist
An early career Respiratory Therapist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $24.29 based on 11 salaries. A mid-career Respiratory Therapist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $26.96 based on 6 salaries. An experienced Respiratory Therapist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $29.70 based on 12 salaries.
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Employees with Respiratory Therapist in their job title in Boston, Massachusetts earn an average of 29.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Dallas, Texas (7.3% more) and Tampa, Florida (3.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Indianapolis, Indiana (0.4% less), Cincinnati, Ohio (0.3% less) and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (0.1% less).
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