What am I worth?
What your skills are worth in the market is constantly changing.
Get your pay report
How should I pay?
When you get pay right, you attract and retain the best talent.
Price a job

Average Respiratory Therapist with Critical Care Skills Hourly Pay

$27.04
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$700
Bonus
$1,350
Profit Sharing
What am I worth?
Get pay report
How should I pay?
Price a job
The average hourly pay for a Respiratory Therapist with Critical Care skills is $27.04.
10%
$21.31
MEDIAN
$27.04
90%
$35.52
Is Respiratory Therapist your job title? Find out what you should be paid
Use our tool to get a personalized report on your market worth.What's this?
United States (change)
How it works:
1
Enter city & years of experience
2
Add pay factors like skills & education
3
Find your market worth with a report tailored to you
Hourly Rate
$21 - $36
Bonus
$104 - $7,858
Profit Sharing
$0 - $1,350
Total Pay
$44,539 - $75,875
Find your market worth – how it works:
Tell us about your job and pay factors like skills and educationTell us about your job and pay factors like skills and education
Find your market worth with a report tailored to youFind your market worth with a report tailored to you
Negotiate your pay with confidenceNegotiate your pay with confidence

What Do Respiratory Therapists Do?

The top respondents for the job title Respiratory Therapist are from the companies Kindred Hospital, Mercy Hospital and HCA, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Dignity Health where the average pay is $39.65. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Baystate Health and Memorial Hermann Hospital, earning around $30.97 and $30.89, respectively. Mercy Hospital pays the lowest at around $20.31. HCA, Inc. and Kindred Hospital also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $26.61 and $26.64, respectively.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Respiratory Therapist. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Respiratory Therapist
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

Respiratory Therapist Job Listings

Search for more jobs
Search

What Are Popular Skills for Respiratory Therapists?

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

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 $23.22 based on 53 salaries. An early career Respiratory Therapist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.59 based on 518 salaries. A mid-career Respiratory Therapist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $26.59 based on 512 salaries. An experienced Respiratory Therapist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $28.76 based on 478 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 26.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (5.0% more) and Phoenix, Arizona (1.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (1.4% less), Indianapolis, Indiana (0.8% less) and Dallas, Texas (0.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,993 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.7%
Early Career
26.0%
Mid Career
25.7%
Experienced
24.0%
Late Career
21.7%