Salary for Respiratory Therapy Technicians

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The work of respiratory therapists involves maintaining detailed patient records of respiratory therapy sessions, following doctor's prescribed treatments, and administering the required respiratory therapy. They may operate and maintain numerous respiratory therapy devices, work with volatile gases, set equipment controls, and work with patients in emergency settings. They may also collect arterial blood gas samples for evaluation. Some college, or preferably an Associate's degree, is required for this occupation.

A Respiratory Therapy Technician can earn average salaries in a range of $28,800 - $73,370 based on the level of experience. usually receive average salaries of fourty-eight thousand two hundred and seventy dollars each year.

can receive the highest pay in District of Columbia, where they receive average job salaries of near $60,530. People in this career receive the best pay in Educational Services, where they earn average pay levels of $55,610.

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Respiratory Therapy Technicians tend to make the most in the following industries:

Educational Services
Public Administration
Finance and Insurance
Management of Companies and Enterprises

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Transportation and Warehousing
Retail Trade
Wholesale Trade
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Other Services (except Public Administration)