$54,696
Avg. Salary
$25.47
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,100

Bonus

$491

Profit Sharing

$7,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Respiratory Therapist is $25.47 per hour.

The average pay for a Respiratory Therapist is $54,696 per year.

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$20.36
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$25.47
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$33.13
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$38k
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MEDIAN $54,696
$37,643 - $78,894
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$0$78K
Salary $37,643 - $78,894
Bonus $199 - $6,128
Profit Sharing $491
Commission $7,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$42,480 - $71,928
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 175
Hourly Data $0$48
Hourly Rate $20.36 - $33.13
Hourly Tips $1.26
Overtime $16.95 - $48.17
Annual Data $0$71K
Bonus $199 - $6,128
Commission $7,000
Profit Sharing $491
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$42,480 - $71,928
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,399

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 then put together a plan of treatment for the patient. Often, the plan involves removing mucous from a patient’s lungs, as well as inserting a ventilation tube down the patient’s throat in order to connect it to an oxygen-delivering machine. Respiratory therapists working in emergency rooms also often provide care to heart attack, drowning, and shock victims. Respiratory therapists working in home health care often set up ventilators and other life-supporting equipment, as well as providing care takers with direction on the equipment’s use.

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Pay Difference by Location

14%

1%

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-8%

-14%

-17%

National Average: $53,643

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Key Stats for Respiratory Therapist

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 217 votes.
5-9 years
79%
10-19 years
21%

Skills That Affect Respiratory Therapist Salaries

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
▲4%

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
▲2%

National Average
$54,000

▼1%

Surgery Intensive Care Unit (SICU)
▼2%


▼3%



Home Health/Home Care
▼4%

Emergency/Trauma
▼5%

Patient Education
▼5%

Trauma Intensive Care Unit (TICU)
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 217 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 19%