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Electroencephalography (EEG) Technologist Salary

Average Electroencephalography Technologists in the United States make around $21.10 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $14.81 per hour and $30.38. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Female Electroencephalography Technologists make up most of the survey respondents at 70 percent. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$29,857 - $70,957
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$30K
$49K
$71K
MEDIAN: $48,805
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$14.81 - $30.38
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$29,857 - $70,957  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $995  
Total Pay (?
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$30,899 - $65,658  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 37
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.81 - $30.38  
   
Overtime
$3.55 - $45.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $995  
   
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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$30,899 - $65,658  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 197

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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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Survey takers who work as Electroencephalography Technologists usually report a few specific skills. Intra-operative Monitoring and Video EEG Monitoring are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 14 percent and 4 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Electroencephalography (EEG) Technologist

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


For Electroencephalography Technologists, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. 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 $47K. On average, Electroencephalography Technologists make $52K following one to two decades on the job. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $57K.

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Experience Affects Electroencephalography (EEG) Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Electroencephalography (EEG) Technologist Salaries

Intra-operative Monitoring
up arrow 14%

Video EEG Monitoring
up arrow 4%

National Average
$45,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 14%
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