Electroencephalography (EEG) Technologist Salary

An average Electroencephalography Technologist in the United States can expect to take home roughly $21.75 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $15.08 per hour and $30.48. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Electroencephalography Technologists making up 76 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,963 - $77,977
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$35K
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$78K
MEDIAN: $54,988
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$15.08 - $30.48
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$34,963 - $77,977  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $993  
Total Pay (?
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$31,772 - $67,462  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.08 - $30.48  
   
Overtime
$16.63 - $45.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $993  
   
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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$31,772 - $67,462  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 207
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Electroencephalography (EEG) Technologist

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


Electroencephalography Technologists do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $42K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $49K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $52K in this role. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $58K.

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Experience Affects Electroencephalography (EEG) Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$47,000

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

Intra-operative Monitoring
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National Average
$47,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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