Average Base Pay
26.13% above national average
Additional Cash Compensation
A person in an entry-level Respiratory Therapy Technicians role with under one year of job experience can expect to make an average annual salary of $40,740. A Respiratory Therapy Technicians candidate with 1-4 years of experience makes an average total salary of $45,830. A person in a mid-career Respiratory Therapy Technicians role with 5-9 years of experience makes an average salary of $54,350 a year. Respiratory Therapy Technicians with 10 or more years of experience make an average of $62,800. In their late career (over 20 years of experience), a person in a Respiratory Therapy Technicians role’s annual salary averages $74,870 per year.
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While certifications are not required for every Respiratory Therapy Technicians position, they can certainly increase your salary and lead to an easier recruitment process when applying to enterprises that favor candidates with additional certifications.
The current Bureau of Labor Statistics states the salary is $54,350 higher than the national average for Respiratory Therapy Technicians positions.
Yes, there is strong potential for promotion — either with an additional educational degree or with continued years of experience. There are a multitude of other positions Respiratory Therapy Technicians roles that can advance both internally and with another company.