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Registered Respiratory Therapist in the United States

How much does a Registered Respiratory Therapist earn in the United States? The average Registered Respiratory Therapist salary in the United States is $66,815 as of March 28, 2019, but the range typically falls between $60,714 and $72,643. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View Cost of Living in Major Cities

Job Description

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.

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