Average Experienced Respiratory Therapist with Acute Care Skills Hourly Pay in Chicago, Illinois

$25.19
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The average hourly pay for an Experienced Respiratory Therapist with Acute Care skills in Chicago, Illinois is $25.19.
25%
$23.49
MEDIAN
$25.19
75%
$29.25
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$23 - $29
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Popular Skills for Respiratory Therapist

Skills in Critical Care, Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Emergency Room (ER) and Patient Education are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Pediatrics.

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 $25.03 based on 12 salaries. A mid-career Respiratory Therapist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.43 based on 5 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $32.
Employees with Respiratory Therapist in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 38.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (14.2% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (8.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Shreveport, Louisiana (14.1% less) and Royal Oak, Michigan (7.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 27 survey responses.
Early Career
44.4%
Mid Career
18.5%
Late Career
37.0%