Electroencephalography (EEG) Technician Salary (United States)

Pay for Electroencephalography (EEG) Technicians in the United States sits in the ballpark of $16.57 per hour. Pay begins at $11.41 per hour on the low end and climbs to $24.54 near the top. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and about a quarter lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by most and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
Electroencephalography (EEG) Technician Salary (?
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$25,044 - $54,307
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MEDIAN: $37,312
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Electroencephalography (EEG) Technician Salary (?
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$11.41 - $24.54
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$25,044 - $54,307  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,163  
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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$24,293 - $51,702  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 55
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.41 - $24.54  
   
Overtime
$8.36 - $37.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,163  
   
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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$24,293 - $51,702  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 319
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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 takers who work as Electroencephalography (EEG) 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 17 percent and 13 percent respectively. Employees educated in Intra-operative Monitoring are typically practiced in Video EEG Monitoring, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Electroencephalography (EEG) Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Electroencephalography (EEG) Technicians, experience and pay seem to be weakly connected; experience does not necessarily lead to more money. In five to 10 years time, starting salaries of $33K can reach $36K. Those who spend a decent amount of time in this profession—one to two decades—usually make about $42K. A 20-year tenure heralds decreased salary growth, and Electroencephalography (EEG) Technicians who have made it this far report earning around $45K per year. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 17 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10 percent. A majority of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience.

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Experience Affects Electroencephalography (EEG) Technician Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 19%
Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Electroencephalography (EEG) Technician Salaries

Intra-operative Monitoring
up arrow 17%
National Average
$36,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
84%
female alumni
 
Male
16%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 25%