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

$25.66
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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Respiratory Therapist with Intensive Care Unit (ICU) skills in Chicago, Illinois is $25.66.
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$21.78
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$25.66
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What Are Popular Skills for Respiratory Therapists?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Respiratory Therapists?

A mid-career Respiratory Therapist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $27.86 based on 8 salaries. An experienced Respiratory Therapist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $29.14 based on 16 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 23.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (23.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (8.4% less), Tampa, Florida (6.0% less) and Phoenix, Arizona (5.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 33 survey responses.
Mid Career
24.2%
Experienced
48.5%
Late Career
27.3%