How much does a Respiratory Therapy Director make in the United States? The average Respiratory Therapy Director salary in the United States is $123,380 as of June 27, 2024, but the range typically falls between $110,517 and $139,931. 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. 

Respiratory Therapy Director Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Respiratory Therapy Director Salary $98,806 US June 27, 2024
25th Percentile Respiratory Therapy Director Salary $110,517 US June 27, 2024
50th Percentile Respiratory Therapy Director Salary $123,380 US June 27, 2024
75th Percentile Respiratory Therapy Director Salary $139,931 US June 27, 2024
90th Percentile Respiratory Therapy Director Salary $155,001 US June 27, 2024
25% $110,517 10% $98,806 90% $155,001 75% $139,931 $123,380 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.

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Planning: An act or process of making or carrying out plans. Establishment of goals, policies, and procedures for a social or economic unit city planning business planning.

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Basic Life Support: BLS is a level of medical care which is used for patients with life-threatening illnesses or injuries until they can be given full medical care by advanced life support providers. It can be provided by trained medical personnel.

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Life Insurance: Life Insurance can be defined as a contract between an insurance policy holder and an insurance company, where the insurer promises to pay a sum of money in exchange for a premium, upon the death of an insured person or after a set period

Planning 6.67%
Basic Life Support 3.89%
Life Insurance 1.67%
Others 87.77%
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Job Description for Respiratory Therapy Director

Respiratory Therapy Director directs the programs and staff of the respiratory therapy department. Oversees the provision of diagnostic, treatment, and educational services for patients with respiratory disorders. Being a Respiratory Therapy Director develops and implements respiratory care services in accordance with the policies of the hospital and the directives of the medical staff. Monitors patient progress and treatment plans. Additionally, Respiratory Therapy Director manages departmental budgets and reports, and maintains department records and statistics. Requires an advanced degree. Typically reports to top management. Requires Registered Respiratory Therapist. The Respiratory Therapy Director typically manages through subordinate managers and professionals in larger groups of moderate complexity. Provides input to strategic decisions that affect the functional area of responsibility. May give input into developing the budget. Capable of resolving escalated issues arising from operations and requiring coordination with other departments. To be a Respiratory Therapy Director typically requires 3+ years of managerial experience. (Copyright 2024 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Respiratory Therapy Director salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Respiratory Therapy Director, the highest Respiratory Therapy Director salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Respiratory Therapy Director salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Respiratory Therapy Director salary is in Miami, FL, where the Respiratory Therapy Director salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-3.5%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-1.3%

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