Average Respiratory Therapist with Emergency Room (ER) Skills Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Respiratory Therapist with Emergency Room (ER) skills is $25.61.
MEDIAN $25.61
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Hourly Rate
$20 - $34
$203 - $5,093
$0 - $750
Total Pay
$41,770 - $74,214

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Job Description for Respiratory Therapist

The top respondents for the job title Respiratory Therapist are from the companies Mercy Hospital, Kindred Hospital and Banner Health. Reported salaries are highest at St. Luke's Health System where the average pay is $29.98. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Kindred Hospital and Banner Health, earning around $26.55 and $25.68, respectively. Memorial Hospital pays the lowest at around $20.00. Mercy Hospital and Baptist Health also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $20.52 and $22.57, respectively.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Respiratory Therapist. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Respiratory Therapist
Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Respiratory Therapist

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

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 $22.04 based on 222 salaries. An early career Respiratory Therapist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $23.54 based on 760 salaries. A mid-career Respiratory Therapist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.15 based on 635 salaries. An experienced Respiratory Therapist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $27.74 based on 510 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $30.
Employees with Respiratory Therapist in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 25.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Phoenix, Arizona (7.4% more) and Tampa, Florida (5.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Tucson, Arizona (9.7% less).

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