$56,498
Avg. Salary
$30.69
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Respiratory Therapist in San Diego, California is $30.69 per hour.

The average pay for a Respiratory Therapist in San Diego, California is $56,498 per year.

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$21.88
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$30.69
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$40.13
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MEDIAN $30.69
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$29k
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$56k
50%
$99k
90%
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MEDIAN $56,498
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MEDIAN: $56,498
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Salary $29,194 - $98,633
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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$42,370 - $83,851
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 11
Hourly Data $0$57
Hourly Rate $21.88 - $40.13
Overtime $54.57
Annual Data $0$83K
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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$42,370 - $83,851
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 58

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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About San Diego, California

San Diego County, California
1,394,907
Male:
693,826 (49.7%)
Female:
701,081 (50.3%)
San Diego /ˌsæn diːˈeɪɡoʊ/ (Spanish for "Saint Didacus") is a major city in California, United States. It is in San Diego County, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately 120 miles (190 km) south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico. With an estimated population of 1,394,928 as of July 1, 2015, San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest in California. It is part of the San Diego–Tijuana conurbation, the second-largest transborder agglomeration between the US and a bordering country after Detroit–Windsor, with a population of 4,922,723 people. San Diego is known as "the birthplace of California" and is known for its mild year-round climate, natural deep-water harbor, extensive beaches, long association with the United States Navy and recent emergence as a healthcare and biotechnology development center. Historically home to the Kumeyaay people, San Diego was the first site visited...
San Diego:
$67,871
California:
$64,500
$1,444
San Diego:
$526,900
California:
$449,100
4.5%

Respiratory Therapist Job Listings

Key Stats for Respiratory Therapist

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
17%

Experience Affects Respiratory Therapist Salaries

Experienced
▲13%

National Average
$64,000

▼4%

Entry-Level
▼19%

Skills That Affect Respiratory Therapist Salaries

Emergency/Trauma
▲11%

Emergency Room (ER)
▲5%

National Average
$64,000

Critical Care
▼2%

Acute Care
▼2%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
▼2%

Patient Education
▼4%

Surgery Intensive Care Unit (SICU)
▼4%

Home Health/Home Care
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 14%