Electroencephalography (EEG) Technician Salary

Median pay for Electroencephalography Technicians in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $17.58 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $12.13 per hour and $25.05. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Work is enjoyable for Electroencephalography Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Electroencephalography Technicians (81 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — slightly less than a fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and the greater part receive dental plans. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$25,789 - $61,824
(Median)
$26K
$40K
$62K
MEDIAN: $39,823
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$12.13 - $25.05
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$12
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$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$25,789 - $61,824  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $481.77  
Profit Sharing
$3,400  
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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$25,527 - $53,343  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 46
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.13 - $25.05  
   
Overtime
$5.50 - $37.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $481.77  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,400  
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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$25,527 - $53,343  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 306
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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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Survey results show that Electroencephalography Technicians typically report just a few professional skills. Intra-operative Monitoring and Video EEG Monitoring are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 12 percent and 12 percent, respectively. Competency in Intra-operative Monitoring frequently indicates 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Electroencephalography Technicians — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $35K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $37K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $43K in this role. As Electroencephalography Technicians reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $48K.

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Experience Affects Electroencephalography (EEG) Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

National Average
$38,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Electroencephalography (EEG) Technician Salaries


Intra-operative Monitoring
up arrow 12%

National Average
$38,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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