The average hourly pay for a Respiratory Therapist with Intensive Care Unit (ICU) skills in Portland, Oregon is $30.86.
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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, Acute Care, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Patient Education are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Emergency Room (ER).
Pay by Experience Level for Respiratory Therapist
An early career Respiratory Therapist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $27.23 based on 7 salaries. A mid-career Respiratory Therapist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $31.76 based on 7 salaries.
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Employees with Respiratory Therapist in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 7.0% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (16.3% less), Tampa, Florida (14.5% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (13.5% less).
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