Average Respiratory Therapist Hourly Pay in Denver, Colorado

$26.01
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The average hourly pay for a Respiratory Therapist in Denver, Colorado is $26.01.
10%
$21.07
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$26.01
50%
$31.94
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MEDIAN $26.01
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Hourly Rate
$21 - $32
Total Pay
$43,148 - $69,302

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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 Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Critical Care, Acute Care, Emergency Room (ER) 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 $22.83 based on 8 salaries. An early career Respiratory Therapist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.95 based on 20 salaries. A mid-career Respiratory Therapist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $26.12 based on 10 salaries. An experienced Respiratory Therapist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $30.53 based on 7 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $31.
Employees with Respiratory Therapist in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 20.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (17.3% more) and Chicago, Illinois (2.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (1.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 55 survey responses.
Entry Level
14.5%
Early Career
36.4%
Mid Career
18.2%
Experienced
12.7%
Late Career
18.2%