The average hourly pay for a Respiratory Therapist in Atlanta, Georgia is $26.33.
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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
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.
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Popular Skills for Respiratory Therapist
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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.
Pay Difference by Location
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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).
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