How much does a Registered Respiratory Therapist make? The median annual Registered Respiratory Therapist salary is $64,217, as of September 06, 2017, with a range usually between $58,353-$69,820, however this can vary widely depending on a variety of factors. Our team of Certified Compensation Professionals has analyzed survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at companies of all sizes and industries to present this range of annual salaries for people with the job title Registered Respiratory Therapist in the United States.
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This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Registered Respiratory Therapist in the United States that make less than that annual salary. For example the median expected annual pay for a typical Registered Respiratory Therapist in the United States is $64,217, so 50% of the people who perform the job of Registered Respiratory Therapist in the United States are expected to make less than $64,217.
Source: HR Reported data as of September 06, 2017
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This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Registered Respiratory Therapist that make less than that salary. For example 50% of the people who perform the job of Registered Respiratory Therapist are expected to make less than the median.
Source: HR Reported data as of September 2017
Assists in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of patients with pulmonary disorders. Collects and analyzes sputum, blood, and breath specimens to determine levels of oxygen, carbon dioxide, and other gases. Also measures the lung capacity of a patient to determine if there is impaired function. Administers treatment prescribed by a physician for the care of patients with abnormalities associated with the process of breathing. Assumes primary responsibility for respiratory care treatments, including oversight of respiratory therapy technicians. Requires an associate's degree. Typically reports to a manager. Requires Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT). Requires applicable state license. Years of experience may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement. View full job description