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Respiratory Therapy Pay in Kentucky – KY

Salary for Respiratory Therapists in Kentucky

The average Kentucky respiratory therapist salary is $55,000.  The following shows the average salary by city in Kentucky as of November 23, 2009.

  • Ashland:  $52,000
  • Bowling Green:  $51,000
  • Burlington:  $48,000
  • Covington:  $48,000
  • Danville:  $51,000
  • Elizabethtown:  $41,000
  • Frankfort:  $51,000
  • Georgetown:  $51,000
  • Lexington:  $50,000
  • Louisville:  $43,000
  • Richmond:  $50,000
  • Winchester:  $49,000

Respiratory Therapist and Department of Veterans Affairs

A great opportunity that is available for respiratory therapists is working with Veterans Affairs (VA), which is one of the largest health care systems in the entire country.  These openings are available in order to allow respiratory therapists to work with patients having both acute and chronic critical conditions.  These positions allow for respiratory therapists to work with physicians, social workers, pastoral care providers, dieticians, and nurses towards a common goal for the patient.

If you are interested in working for the VA as a respiratory therapist in Kentucky you can apply directly to the Human Resources Management office at any of the listed VA health care facilities below.

Lexington VA Medical Center in Lexington, KY
VA Healthcare Center in Fort Knox, KY
Hanson Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Hanson, KY
Mayfield Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Mayfield, KY
Fort Campbell CBOC in Fort Campbell, KY
Bellevue Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Bellevue, KY
Bowling Green, Kentucky CBOC in Bowling Green, KY
VA Healthcare Center in Louisville, KY

Professional Organizations for Respiratory Therapists

1.  American Association for Respiratory Care:  This organization provides a membership for allied health care specialists and professionals that share a common interest in cardiopulmonary care.  The association was established in 1947 and has since been committed to improve each individual as a respiratory care practitioner’s job performance as well as helping to broaden the scope of knowledge that is needed for success within this profession.  There are about 47,000 members within this association and the membership is free.

2.  Kentucky Society of Respiratory Care:  This society is affiliated with the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) and serves professional needs of all respiratory professionals to meet the needs of all of their patients.

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