Respiratory Therapist Salary Information and Training Required for Position

Considering a career as a Respiratory Therapist? Below, please find details regarding salary range and median income, in addition to the training and educational requirements for the role.


1. Respiratory Therapists (CRT):

a. Respiratory Therapist Salary Details:

    • Respiratory Therapist Median Salary: $59,710 (per 2017 BLS report


b. Respiratory Therapist Training/Education:

    Respiratory therapists complete either 2-year associate’s degree or 4-year bachelor’s degree programs. Upon graduation, you can choose to sit for a national exam to become a Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT). After passing this exam, you can decide to sit for two additional tests to become a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT).