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Respiratory Therapist Salary

$62,591 (USD)

Average Salary

$30/hr

Average Hourly

$857

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 05, 2019

The average pay for a Respiratory Therapist is $62,591 a year and $30 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Respiratory Therapist is between $45,337 and $76,920. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a 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.
Respiratory Therapist Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Respiratory Therapists

Job family population: 129,600

Estimated population of Respiratory Therapist jobs: 120,413

Rate of error: 1.1%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$72,560
5 Year Change:
16 %
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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...

Respiratory Therapist Job Listings for United States

Respiratory Therapist
Dec 5
Springfield, IL, USA
Cambay Healthcare Staffing
Job Tittle- Respiratory Therapist Location-Springfield, IL USA Shift- Night Requirement- * Graduate of AMA approved School of Respiratory Care. * Licensure/Certification/Registry: * Registered by the ...
Respiratory Therapist
Dec 5
Indianapolis, IN, USA
Hunter International Recruiting
Respiratory Therapist Indianapolis, IN $25-30/hr. Hunter International is currently seeking a Respiratory Therapists to join our client in the Dayton, OH area. The Respiratory Therapist will be ...
Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT)
Dec 4
Cleveland, USA
Sunbelt Staffing
CERTIFIED RESPIRATORY THERAPIST- CLEVELAND, OH Open position in Cleveland, OH for travel Respiratory Therapist! Local candidates are encouraged to apply! Position- Contract Respiratory Therapist ...
Reg Respiratory Therapist, RRT/ Cert Respiratory Therapist, CRT - Respiratory - PRN
Dec 4
Texarkana, TX, USA
CHRISTUS Health
Cleans, inspects and tests inhalation therapy equipment to ensure proper operating condition ... Graduate of an American Medical Association approved Registered Respiratory Therapist Program
Respiratory Therapist CRT
Dec 4
Modesto, CA, USA
MWIDM Inc.
Respiratory Therapist CRTT Location: Modesto, CA 95356 Duration: 3+ Months (Extendable) Shifts: 07:00 AM to 07:30 PM/ 07:00 PM to 07:30 AM Description/ Requirement: * At least three years of recent ...

The average pay for a Respiratory Therapist is $62,591 a year and $30 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Respiratory Therapist is between $45,337 and $76,920. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a 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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Respiratory Therapist
Dec 5
Springfield, IL, USA
Cambay Healthcare Staffing
Job Tittle- Respiratory Therapist Location-Springfield, IL USA Shift- Night Requirement- * Graduate of AMA approved School of Respiratory Care. * Licensure/Certification/Registry: * Registered by the ...
Respiratory Therapist
Dec 5
Indianapolis, IN, USA
Hunter International Recruiting
Respiratory Therapist Indianapolis, IN $25-30/hr. Hunter International is currently seeking a Respiratory Therapists to join our client in the Dayton, OH area. The Respiratory Therapist will be ...
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