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Registered Respiratory Therapist Salary

$62,539 (USD)

Average Salary

$30/hr

Average Hourly

$857

Average Bonus

Last updated: November 19, 2019

The average pay for a Registered Respiratory Therapist is $62,539 a year and $30 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Registered Respiratory Therapist is between $45,299 and $76,856. On average, an Associate Degree is the highest level of education for a Registered Respiratory Therapist. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Gives respiratory therapy care and life support to patients with cardiopulmonary system deficiencies and abnormalities, under supervision of physician.
  • Reads prescription, measures arterial blood gases, and checks patient information to assess patient condition and determine requirements for treatment, such as type and duration of therapy, and medication and dosages.
  • Renders aerosol medications and treatments to patients for inhalation, and positions patients to assist in breathing and prevent lung obstruction.
  • Determines most suitable method of administering inhalants, precautions to be observed, and modifications that may be needed, which will be compatible with physician's orders.
Registered Respiratory Therapist Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Respiratory Therapists

Job family population: 129,600

Estimated population of Registered Respiratory Therapist jobs: 120,413

Rate of error: 1.1%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$72,500
5 Year Change:
16 %
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About United States

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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

Registered Respiratory Therapist Job Listings for United States

Registered Respiratory Therapist (Permanent Role)
Nov 19
Norfolk, VA, USA
Opusing
Registered Respiratory Therapist Location: Norfolk, VA Duration: Full Time Permanent. Shift Time :6:45 PM to 7:15 AM. Three 12 hour nights each week; shift differentials offered for nights and ...
Registered Respiratory Therapist
Nov 19
Ventura, CA, USA
Alegiant Healthcare
Minimum Qualifications: • Graduate of an AMA-approved school of respiratory therapy and be registered (RRT) by the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC). • Completion of CMH NICU Training ...
Registered Respiratory Therapist - Sulphur Springs - PRN - Christus Health
Nov 19
Sulphur Springs, United States
Christus Health
RequirementsRegistered Respiratory TherapistRespiratory Care Practitioner/StateOf Texas Dept. of Health licensure or new graduate [RRT(E)] of accredited Respiratory Care Program with Temporary RCP ...
Therapist / Respiratory Therapy / Ohio / Registered Respiratory Therapist - RRT Job
Nov 19
Old Washington, Ohio, USA
KA Recruiting, Inc.
Night shift * RRT required * Weekend/holiday rotation * Extremely competitive pay DON'T WAIT! Click apply or email your resume to xavier@ka-recruiting.com today to be considered!
Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) - Full Time Permanent
Nov 18
Lewiston, United States
Blue Royal Staffing
RRT needed in a beautiful town in Western Idaho! Lewiston has a vibrant downtown district full of small businesses, great restaurants and cultural amenities. This position offers competitive pay and ...

The average pay for a Registered Respiratory Therapist is $62,539 a year and $30 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Registered Respiratory Therapist is between $45,299 and $76,856. On average, an Associate Degree is the highest level of education for a Registered Respiratory Therapist. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Registered Respiratory Therapist Location: Norfolk, VA Duration: Full Time Permanent. Shift Time :6:45 PM to 7:15 AM. Three 12 hour nights each week; shift differentials offered for nights and ...
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Nov 19
Ventura, CA, USA
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Minimum Qualifications: • Graduate of an AMA-approved school of respiratory therapy and be registered (RRT) by the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC). • Completion of CMH NICU Training ...
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