The average hourly pay for a Respiratory Therapist with Intensive Care Unit (ICU) skills in Los Angeles, California is $33.02.
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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 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Pediatrics, Acute Care, Emergency Room (ER) and Critical Care.
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 $31.86 based on 20 salaries. A mid-career Respiratory Therapist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $34.07 based on 11 salaries. An experienced Respiratory Therapist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $33.84 based on 12 salaries.
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