Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Respiratory Therapist make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$104,639 / yrTotal Pay
$80,642 / yrBase Pay
$23,997 / yrAdditional Pay

$104,639

 / yr
$14K$862K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Respiratory Therapist is $104,639 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $80,642 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $23,997 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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What are some related job titles for Respiratory Therapist?

Some related job titles are Respiratory Therapist CRT Salaries with median pay of $101,471, Respiratory Therapy Salaries with median pay of $103,652, Certified Respiratory Therapist Salaries with median pay of $96,889, Radiologic Technologist Salaries with median pay of $91,737.

What are total pay estimates for a Respiratory Therapist at different companies?

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CareerStaff Unlimited
3.5
Respiratory Therapist

200 salaries

3,797 open jobs

$7,197

 / mo
Focus Staff
4.2
Respiratory Therapist

108 salaries

8,015 open jobs

$6,690

 / mo
Emerald Health Services
4.7
Respiratory Therapist

105 salaries

6,252 open jobs

$87,449

 / yr
Baylor Scott & White Health
3.8
Respiratory Therapist

47 salaries

4,094 open jobs

$85,465

 / yr
Kindred Hospitals
3.3
Respiratory Therapist

47 salaries

6,892 open jobs

$7,384

 / mo
Nationwide Therapy Group
4.3
Respiratory Therapist

42 salaries

605 open jobs

$6,982

 / mo
Lincare Holdings
2.5
Respiratory Therapist

37 salaries

1,622 open jobs

$7,006

 / mo

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Apria Healthcare
3.1
Respiratory Therapist

35 salaries

862 open jobs

$7,047

 / mo
Kaiser Permanente
3.9
Respiratory Therapist

31 salaries

10,474 open jobs

$7,807

 / mo
Soliant Health
4.2
Respiratory Therapist

31 salaries

44,495 open jobs

$7,124

 / mo
AeroCare
3.3
Respiratory Therapist

29 salaries

113 open jobs

$6,855

 / mo
CHRISTUS Health
3.6
Respiratory Therapist

28 salaries

3,644 open jobs

$83,868

 / yr
AMITA Health
3.3
Respiratory Therapist

24 salaries

$87,061

 / yr
Centura Health
3.7
Respiratory Therapist

24 salaries

1,955 open jobs

$83,364

 / yr
Ascension
3.5
Respiratory Therapist

24 salaries

7,446 open jobs

$7,194

 / mo
UPMC
3.3
Respiratory Therapist

23 salaries

6,745 open jobs

$7,221

 / mo
Atrium Health
3.8
Respiratory Therapist

22 salaries

3,278 open jobs

$84,875

 / yr
HCA Healthcare
3.4
Respiratory Therapist

22 salaries

2,288 open jobs

$7,270

 / mo
UCHealth
3.9
Respiratory Therapist

20 salaries

10,112 open jobs

$83,904

 / yr
Memorial Hermann Health System
3.8
Respiratory Therapist

19 salaries

2,059 open jobs

$6,946

 / mo
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Healthcare jobs, already in high demand, are expected to grow extensively to meet the increased need from an aging population. Careers in this industry are diverse, though most require additional training and pay above-average wages. Despite fewer opportunities for remote work than other professions, healthcare jobs can be found nearly everywhere, including both rural and urban settings. While careers in healthcare offer high job security, they also often involve long hours, including evening and weekend shift work, particularly for those just starting their career.

Recent respiratory therapist Salaries

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Location

Total Pay

Basic Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$36

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

7-9 years
Yesterday
Respiratory Therapist

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$35

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Registered Respiratory Therapist

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$86,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Registered Respiratory Therapist

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$83

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$45

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$85

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Registered Respiratory Therapist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$52,500

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Rrt

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$75,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday

Respiratory Therapist pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Respiratory Therapist is $80,642 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Respiratory Therapist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 2191 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Respiratory Therapist employees.

The highest salary for a Respiratory Therapist in United States is $743,072 per year.

The lowest salary for a Respiratory Therapist in United States is $8,752 per year.

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