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Respiratory Therapy Pay in California – CA

Salary for Respiratory Therapists in California


The average national salary for a respiratory therapist in 2009 for entry-level therapists was $35,488 to $49,463 and for experienced therapists the national average was $43,432 to $59,885.  California is listed as one of the highest paying states for respiratory therapists. 

The current California respiratory therapist salary is anywhere from $46,096 to $69,109.  Below lists average salaries in the major cities in California:

Anaheim - $50,000
Bakersfield - $51,000
Chula Vista - $50,000
Fremont - $62,000
Fresno  - $48,000
Glendale - $54,000
Huntington Beach - $51, 000
Irvine  - $49,000
Lake Tahoe - $46,000
Long Beach - $54,000
Los Angeles - $54,000
Oakland - $62,000
Redding - $52,000
Riverside - $50,000
Sacramento - $51,000
San Bernardino - $55,000
San Diego - $49,000
San Francisco - $63,000
San Jose - $64,000
Santa Ana - $50,000
Santa Cruz - $61,000
Stockton - $50,000

Salary averages from: www.indeed.com

Professional Organizations for Respiratory Therapists in California


The California Society for Respiratory Care (CSRC):
  An affiliate of the American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC), this is a professional organization for respiratory therapists in the state.  The society offers education opportunities for its members, quarterly newsletters, and acts as legislative advocate for its members while working to further the professional at the state level.

The California Society for Respiratory Care
1961 Main Street - Suite #246
Watsonville, CA 95076
888-730-2772
www.csrc.org

California Thoracic Society:  This society is an affiliate of the American Thoracic Society (ATS).  Its members consist of medical doctors, allergists, surgeons, and respiratory therapists.  This organization works towards bettering the clinical practice for treating pulmonary diseases.

California Thoracic Society
202 Fashion Lane
Tustin, CA 92780
714-730-1944
http://www.thoracic.org/ca.html

  • American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC):  This member orientated group works at the national level to represent its members legislatively.  It also provides continuing education opportunities, public information, and works to establish evidence based practice in the field of respiratory care.  

American Association for Respiratory Care
9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100
Irving, TX 75063-4706
1-972-243-2272
http://www.aarc.org/

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