$60,000
Avg. Salary
$24.96
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Respiratory Therapist in Indianapolis, Indiana is $24.96 per hour.

The average pay for a Respiratory Therapist in Indianapolis, Indiana is $60,000 per year.

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$19.56
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$31.20
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Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $19.56 - $31.20
Overtime $40.68
Annual Data $0$65K
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$40,879 - $65,828
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 49

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 then put together a plan of treatment for the patient. Often, the plan involves removing mucous from a patient’s lungs, as well as inserting a ventilation tube down the patient’s throat in order to connect it to an oxygen-delivering machine. Respiratory therapists working in emergency rooms also often provide care to heart attack, drowning, and shock victims. Respiratory therapists working in home health care often set up ventilators and other life-supporting equipment, as well as providing care takers with direction on the equipment’s use.

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About Indianapolis, Indiana

Marion County, Indiana
848,423
Male:
410,615 (48.4%)
Female:
437,808 (51.6%)
Indianapolis (pronounced /ˌɪndiəˈnæpəlɪs/), is the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of Indiana and the seat of Marion County. It is in the East North Central region of the Midwestern United States. With an estimated population of 853,173 in 2015, Indianapolis is the second most populous city in the Midwest, after Chicago, and 14th largest in the U.S. The city is the economic and cultural center of the Indianapolis metropolitan area, home to 2 million people, the 34th most populous metropolitan statistical area in the U.S. Its combined statistical area ranks 26th, with 2.4 million inhabitants. Indianapolis covers 372 square miles (963.5 km²), making it the 16th largest city by land area in the U.S. Founded in 1821 as a planned city for the new seat of the government of Indiana, Indianapolis was platted by Alexander Ralston and Elias Pym Fordham on a 1-square-mile (2.6 km2) grid adjacent to the White...
Indianapolis:
$41,278
Indiana:
$50,532
$807
Indianapolis:
$123,500
Indiana:
$131,000
5.6%

Respiratory Therapist Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Respiratory Therapist

Pay by Experience for a Respiratory Therapist has a positive trend. An entry-level Respiratory Therapist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 8 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Respiratory Therapist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 6 salaries. An experienced Respiratory Therapist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 8 salaries. A Respiratory Therapist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 8 salaries.

Key Stats for Respiratory Therapist

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
31%

Experience Affects Respiratory Therapist Salaries

▲21%

Experienced
▲8%

National Average
$53,000

Mid-Career
▼12%

Entry-Level
▼21%

Skills That Affect Respiratory Therapist Salaries

Surgery Intensive Care Unit (SICU)
▲22%

Acute Care
▲5%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
▲4%

Critical Care
▲1%

National Average
$53,000

Emergency Room (ER)
▼1%

Pediatrics
▼3%

Patient Education
▼3%

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 84%
no benefits
None: 6%