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Registered Respiratory Therapist Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$67,506 (USD)

Average Salary

$32/hr

Average Hourly

$925

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 10, 2019

The average pay for a Registered Respiratory Therapist is $67,506 a year and $32 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Registered Respiratory Therapist is between $48,897 and $82,960. 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 Chicago, Illinois.

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 Chicago, Illinois, 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:
$78,258
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Registered Respiratory Therapist Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Peds Respiratory Therapist- Chicago, IL
Nov 12
chicago, USA
Sunbelt Staffing
Antonio Hyman Account Executive 813-379-3725 antonio.hyman@sunbeltstaffing.com #RegisteredRespiratoryTherapist #RRT #SunbeltStaffing #Chicago #IL
Therapist / Respiratory Therapy / Illinois / Registered Respiratory Therapist Job
Nov 25
Northbrook, Illinois, USA
KA Recruiting, Inc.
REGISTERED RESPIRATORY THERAPIST NEEDED IN TOP CHICAGO SUBURB * Full time, 36 hours per week * RRT certification required * Reporting to the Manager of Respiratory Care, performs, teaches, and guides ...
Respiratory Therapist, RRT
Oct 17
Chicago, Illinois, USA
The University of Chicago Medical Center
Bring Your Passion to the Forefront: (RRT) Registered Respiratory Therapist, Respiratory Care Services Department, University of Chicago Medicine in Hyde Park, Chicago, IL $7,500 Sign On Bonus ...
Respiratory Therapist - General Respiratory
Nov 5
Chicago, United States
TRS Healthcare
Current RRT license within the state of practice. * Current Basic Life Support certification About TRS Healthcare: TRS Healthcare is a nurse-owned, staffing firm specializing in staffing across the ...
Respiratory Care Practitioner
Nov 26
Chicago, IL, USA
Keys Medical Staffing
NBRC credentialed CRT, RRT, or Registry Eligible * BLS and IL state license required Company Description Keys Medical Services and Staffing is a veteran owned company that provides our clients with ...

The average pay for a Registered Respiratory Therapist is $67,506 a year and $32 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Registered Respiratory Therapist is between $48,897 and $82,960. 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 Chicago, Illinois.

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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Peds Respiratory Therapist- Chicago, IL
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