The average hourly pay for an Experienced Respiratory Therapist with Acute Care skills in Houston, Texas is $29.49.
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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 th…Read more
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Skills in Critical Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Emergency Room (ER) and Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
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 $23.24 based on 5 salaries. An early career Respiratory Therapist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.61 based on 7 salaries. A mid-career Respiratory Therapist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.61 based on 8 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $32.
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Employees with Respiratory Therapist in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 17.9% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Shreveport, Louisiana (26.6% less), Royal Oak, Michigan (20.7% less) and Louisville, Kentucky (14.1% less).
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