Respiratory Therapy Technician Salary

A Respiratory Therapy Technician earns an average wage of $17.27 per hour.

$10.78 - $21.14
$11
$16
$21
MEDIAN: $16.00
10%
50%
90%

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Hourly Data $0$21
Hourly Rate $10.78 - $21.14
Overtime $19.83
Annual Data $0$47K
Total Pay (?
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$23,033 - $47,575
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 18

Job Description for Respiratory Therapy Technician

Respiratory therapy technicians generally work in medical sleep laboratories which attempt to correct sleep disorders such as sleep apnea. These technicians usually work under the supervision of a respiratory therapist and are present during various stages of sleep therapy, such as testing, therapy, and treatments to help therapists solve problems and diagnose disorders.

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Respiratory Therapy Technician Tasks

  • Monitor patients during treatment and report any unusual reactions to the respiratory therapist.
  • Keep records of patients' therapy, completing all necessary forms.
  • Set ventilators and various oxygen device equipment controls to regulate the flow of oxygen, gases, mists or aerosols.
  • Explain treatment procedures to patients.
  • Under the direction of respiratory therapists and physicians, provide specific respiratory care procedures.

Respiratory Therapy Technician Job Listings

Key Stats for Respiratory Therapy Technician

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
25%

Experience Affects Respiratory Therapy Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲36%

Entry-Level
▲9%

National Average
$34,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
vision benefits
Vision: 30%
no benefits
None: 20%