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Respiratory Therapist Certified Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$71,812 (USD)

Average Salary

$35/hr

Average Hourly

$1,027

Average Bonus

Last updated: January 20, 2020

The average pay for a Respiratory Therapist Certified is $71,812 a year and $35 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Respiratory Therapist Certified is between $51,577 and $88,544. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Respiratory Therapist Certified. 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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Job Summary

Description:
  • Assesses and gives patient treatment, management, and preventive care to patients with cardiopulmonary problems.
  • Assumes primary responsibility, practicing under the direction of a Supervisor and/or Physician, for all respiratory care therapeutic treatments and diagnostic procedures, including the supervision of respiratory therapy technicians.
  • Reads prescription, measures arterial blood gases, and reviews patient information to assess patient condition and determine requirements for treatment, such as type and duration of therapy, and medication and dosages.
  • Requires NBRC certification.
Respiratory Therapist Certified Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Respiratory Therapists

Job family population: 129,600

Estimated population of Respiratory Therapist Certified jobs: 120,413

Rate of error: 1.1%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2025:
$83,250
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Illinois, and the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is also the most populous city in the Midwestern United States. Chicago is the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the US, with a small portion of the northwest side of the city extending into DuPage County near O'Hare Airport. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland. At nearly 10 million people, the metropolitan...

Respiratory Therapist Certified Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

JOB FAIR:Respiratory Therapist, RRT, CRT Walk in Tuesdays
Jan 8
Chicago, IL, USA
Kindred Healthcare
Licenses/Certification: Current credential as Registered Respiratory Therapist by the National Board of Respiratory Care. Current licensure from state licensure agency. BLS Certification. Must ...
Certified Respiratory Therapist FT Nights
Jan 8
Chicago, IL, USA
Kindred Healthcare
... Respiratory Therapist and by prescription. Qualifications Qualifications: Education: As required for attainment of Certification by the National Board of Respiratory Care. Licenses/Certification ...
Respiratory Therapist FT Days
Jan 7
Hammond, IN, USA
Kindred Healthcare
Licenses/Certification: Current credential as Registered Respiratory Therapist by the National Board of Respiratory Care. Current licensure from state licensure agency. BLS Certification. Must ...
JOB FAIR:Respiratory Therapist, RRT, CRT Walk in Wednesday 1/22/2020
Jan 8
Hammond, IN, USA
Kindred Healthcare
Licenses/Certification: Current credential as Registered Respiratory Therapist by the National Board of Respiratory Care. Current licensure from state licensure agency. BLS Certification. Must ...
Certified Respiratory Therapist PRN Days
Nov 26
Chicago, IL, USA
Kindred Healthcare
... Respiratory Therapist and by prescription. Qualifications Qualifications: Education: As required for attainment of Certification by the National Board of Respiratory Care. Licenses/Certification ...

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Respiratory Therapist Certified is $71,812 a year and $35 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Respiratory Therapist Certified is between $51,577 and $88,544. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Respiratory Therapist Certified. 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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JOB FAIR:Respiratory Therapist, RRT, CRT Walk in Tuesdays
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Chicago, IL, USA
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Licenses/Certification: Current credential as Registered Respiratory Therapist by the National Board of Respiratory Care. Current licensure from state licensure agency. BLS Certification. Must ...
Certified Respiratory Therapist FT Nights
Jan 8
Chicago, IL, USA
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... Respiratory Therapist and by prescription. Qualifications Qualifications: Education: As required for attainment of Certification by the National Board of Respiratory Care. Licenses/Certification ...
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