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Electroencephalography (EEG) Technologist Salary

For Electroencephalography Technologists, hourly average wages total $21.26 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Most Electroencephalography Technologists survey respondents are women (71 percent). Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$29,590 - $71,475
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MEDIAN: $48,475
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$14.71 - $30.60
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$29,590 - $71,475  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,003  
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$30,552 - $66,344  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.71 - $30.60  
   
Overtime
$10.35 - $46.07  
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$0$32K$64K$96K
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$0.00 - $1,003  
   
Total Pay (?
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$30,552 - $66,344  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 187
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Job Description for Electroencephalography (EEG) Technologist

An electroencephalography (EEG) technologist works at a medical institution such as a private practice or a hospital and carries out tests that measure the activity on a patient’s scalp. Neurological problems can often be determined through these tests. Some things that can be diagnosed by these readings are epilepsy, strokes, and tumors.

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Electroencephalography (EEG) Technologist 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 Technologists who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Intra-operative Monitoring and Video EEG Monitoring are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 14 percent and 6 percent, respectively. Competency in Intra-operative Monitoring frequently indicates knowledge of Video EEG Monitoring.

Pay by Experience Level for Electroencephalography (EEG) Technologist

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


Electroencephalography Technologists with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $39K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $49K. Electroencephalography Technologists bring in $52K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $58K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Electroencephalography (EEG) Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Electroencephalography (EEG) Technologist Salaries

Intra-operative Monitoring
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National Average
$46,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 12%