Average Respiratory Therapist Hourly Pay in Atlanta, Georgia

$26.33
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The average hourly pay for a Respiratory Therapist in Atlanta, Georgia is $26.33.
10%
$20.57
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$26.33
50%
$33.40
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90%
MEDIAN $26.33
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Hourly Rate
$21 - $33
Total Pay
$41,734 - $73,277

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Job Description for Respiratory Therapist

Popular Employer Salaries for Respiratory Therapist

The top respondents for the job title Respiratory Therapist are from the companies Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Inc., Emory Healthcare and Northside Hospital. Reported salaries are highest at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Inc. where the average pay is $34.78. Northside Hospital pays the lowest at around $25.00.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Respiratory Therapist. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Respiratory Therapist
Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

Respiratory Therapist Job Listings

Popular Skills for Respiratory Therapist

Skills in Critical Care, Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Emergency Room (ER), Acute Care and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) are correlated to pay that is above average.

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 $21.56 based on 18 salaries. An early career Respiratory Therapist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $23.16 based on 39 salaries. A mid-career Respiratory Therapist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $26.83 based on 23 salaries. An experienced Respiratory Therapist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $27.95 based on 23 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $33.
Employees with Respiratory Therapist in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 34.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (19.4% more) and San Diego, California (15.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (2.6% less) and Dallas, Texas (0.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 121 survey responses.
Entry Level
14.9%
Early Career
32.2%
Mid Career
19.0%
Experienced
19.0%
Late Career
14.9%