Average Electroencephalography Technicians in the United States make around $19.22 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most Electroencephalography Technicians survey respondents are women (78 percent). Work is enjoyable for Electroencephalography Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and the greater part have dental coverage, slightly more than a fifth claim no health benefits at all. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,304 - $74,240  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,400  
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$28,543 - $60,077  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 37
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$13.40 - $27.11  
   
Overtime
$3.21 - $46.36  
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$0$32K$64K$96K
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$3,400  
   
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$28,543 - $60,077  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 201
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Job Description for Electroencephalography (EEG) Technician

Electroencephalography (EEG) Technician requires specialized training to do their job. Such training usually takes the form of technical school or an associate’s degree. Another option for training is on the job training although there is currently a move towards more standardized training. Their job consists of using machines such as an electroencephalograph to record electrical impulses in the brain and nervous system. An EEG technician may also be required to assist in determining brain death in a patient who is in a coma. They must attach electrodes to patients and monitor machines during measurements. Many patients that an EEG technician works with are very ill and may not be able to move about by themselves freely. The technician may be required to move the patient to attach electrodes or may have the assistance of others at the hospital, such as a nurse. The technician also prepares a report to be interpreted by a doctor. An EEG technician usually works in a hospital setting. EEG technicians are likely to work a normal work week but may be on call at all times of day and weekends in case of emergency situations. Working in a hospital setting an EEG technician is likely to work with a variety of other medical professionals including doctors, nurses and other specialists. Good communication skills are important since a large part of their job consists of relaying information to other medical professionals. In a typical work day an EEG spends about half of their time on their feet and half of their time seated and may be required to do some lifting in moving patients. The technician may be required to transport patients between rooms depending on the facility in which they work.


Electroencephalography (EEG) Technician Tasks

  • Monitor patient respiration, heart and brain activity during procedure.
  • File reports, order supplies and maintain equipment.
  • Operate equipment to record electrical activity of the brain readings.
  • Attach electrodes to patient's head to obtain brain activity readings.
  • Prepare readings for interpretation by a physician.

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Pay by Experience Level for Electroencephalography (EEG) Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Electroencephalography Technicians, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $38K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $43K on average. Electroencephalography Technicians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $50K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $55K.

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Experience Affects Electroencephalography (EEG) Technician Salaries

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National Average
$41,000

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Skills That Affect Electroencephalography (EEG) Technician Salaries


National Average
$41,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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