How much does a Registered Respiratory Therapist make in the United States? The average Registered Respiratory Therapist salary in the United States is $70,076 as of May 27, 2021, but the range typically falls between $63,675 and $76,183. 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. 

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25% $63,675 10% $57,847 90% $81,744 75% $76,183 $70,076 50%(Median)
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Job Description for Registered Respiratory Therapist

Registered Respiratory Therapist 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. Being a Registered Respiratory Therapist 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. Additionally, Registered Respiratory Therapist assumes primary responsibility for respiratory care treatments, including oversight of respiratory therapy technicians. Requires an associate degree. Typically reports to a manager. Requires Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT). Requires applicable state license. Registered Respiratory Therapist's years of experience requirement may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement. (Copyright 2021 Salary.com)... View full job description

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City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
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City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
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City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
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City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
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Skills associated with Registered Respiratory Therapist: Medical Specialty: Pulmonary, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, Perform Diagnostic Tests, Electronic health records (EHR) Software ...More

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