Average Respiratory Therapist Hourly Pay in Chicago, Illinois

$26.60
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$1,600
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The average hourly pay for a Respiratory Therapist in Chicago, Illinois is $26.60.
10%
$21.54
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$26.60
50%
$34.04
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90%
MEDIAN $26.60
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Hourly Rate
$22 - $34
Bonus
$0 - $1,600
Total Pay
$44,208 - $73,072

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Popular Skills for Respiratory Therapist

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

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 $23.68 based on 25 salaries. An early career Respiratory Therapist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.06 based on 43 salaries. A mid-career Respiratory Therapist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.67 based on 25 salaries. An experienced Respiratory Therapist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $28.10 based on 32 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 New York, New York earn an average of 32.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (18.2% more) and San Diego, California (14.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (3.6% less), Dallas, Texas (1.6% less) and Phoenix, Arizona (1.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 146 survey responses.
Entry Level
17.1%
Early Career
29.5%
Mid Career
17.1%
Experienced
21.9%
Late Career
14.4%