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Electroencephalography (EEG) Technician Salary

The average Electroencephalography Technician in the United States earns approximately $16.67 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $11.40 per hour and $24.51. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and around one in four lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by the greater part. Women account for the majority of Electroencephalography Technicians who took the survey — 84 percent to be exact. Job satisfaction for Electroencephalography Technicians is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
$25,504 - $54,874
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$25,504 - $54,874  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,026  
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$24,416 - $51,554  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 52
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.40 - $24.51  
   
Overtime
$5.80 - $37.13  
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$0$26K$52K$78K
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$0.00 - $1,026  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,416 - $51,554  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 308
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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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Electroencephalography Technicians note just a narrow range of job skills. Intra-operative Monitoring and Video EEG Monitoring are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 16 percent and 12 percent, respectively. Experience with Intra-operative Monitoring is often linked with knowledge of Video EEG Monitoring.

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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $32K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $36K on average. Electroencephalography Technicians see a median salary of $42K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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 $45K.

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Experience Affects Electroencephalography (EEG) Technician Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$36,000

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Skills That Affect Electroencephalography (EEG) Technician Salaries

Intra-operative Monitoring
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National Average
$36,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 25%