Average Respiratory Therapist Hourly Pay in Riverside, California

$34.32
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The average hourly pay for a Respiratory Therapist in Riverside, California is $34.32.
10%
$27.25
10%
$34.32
50%
$43.28
90%
90%
MEDIAN $34.32
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Hourly Rate
$27 - $43
Total Pay
$56,688 - $100,899

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Job Description for Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory Therapist Tasks
  • Inspect, clean, and test respiratory therapy equipment
  • Determine requirements for treatment; type, method and duration of therapy based on physicians' orders
  • Set up and operate mechanical and therapeutic devices following specified parameters of treatment
  • Monitor patient's physiological responses to therapy; vital signs, arterial blood gases and blood chemistry changes and consult with physician if adverse reactions occur
  • Maintain patient charts with therapy information

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)
Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT)
Respiratory Care Practitioner
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Respiratory Therapist

Skills in Acute Care and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Critical Care and Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Pay by Experience Level for Respiratory Therapist

An experienced Respiratory Therapist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $36.79 based on 5 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $39.
Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (25.3% less), Dallas, Texas (23.7% less) and Phoenix, Arizona (23.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 10 survey responses.
Experienced
50.0%
Late Career
50.0%