Electroencephalography (EEG) Technician Salary

Electroencephalography Technicians in the United States pull down an average of $17.58 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $12.13 per hour to $25.05. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of Electroencephalography Technicians (81 percent) who responded to the survey are women. The majority of Electroencephalography Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and a majority receive dental plans. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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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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Electroencephalography Technicians report a focused set of job skills. Intra-operative Monitoring and Video EEG Monitoring are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 12 percent and 12 percent, respectively. Those with knowledge of Intra-operative Monitoring tend to be skilled in Video EEG Monitoring as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Electroencephalography (EEG) Technician

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


For Electroencephalography Technicians, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $35K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $37K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $43K. Electroencephalography Technicians who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $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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