Average Early-Career Respiratory Therapist with Acute Care Skills Hourly Pay in Chicago, Illinois

$25.03
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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Respiratory Therapist with Acute Care skills in Chicago, Illinois is $25.03.
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$19.12
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$25.03
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$32.30
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What Are Popular Skills for Respiratory Therapists?

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

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 $25.43 based on 5 salaries. An experienced Respiratory Therapist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.84 based on 8 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $32.
Employees with Respiratory Therapist in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 21.2% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Temple, Texas (19.3% less), St. Louis, Missouri (18.1% less) and Louisville, Kentucky (17.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 21 survey responses.
Mid Career
23.8%
Experienced
38.1%
Late Career
38.1%