Electroencephalography (EEG) Technologist Salary

The average Electroencephalography Technologist in the United States earns approximately $21.26 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $14.88 per hour and $30.17. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of Electroencephalography Technologists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Electroencephalography Technologists making up 73 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and more than half earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,357 - $75,000
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MEDIAN: $50,423
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$14.88 - $30.17
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$30,357 - $75,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $981  
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$31,170 - $65,676  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.88 - $30.17  
   
Overtime
$3.34 - $45.94  
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$0$32K$64K$96K
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$0.00 - $981  
   
Total Pay (?
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$31,170 - $65,676  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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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Job skills reported by Electroencephalography Technologists are limited. Intra-operative Monitoring and Video EEG Monitoring are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 15 percent and 5 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Electroencephalography (EEG) Technologist

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


For many Electroencephalography Technologists, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $41K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $48K. Electroencephalography Technologists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $52K. 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 $57K.

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Experience Affects Electroencephalography (EEG) Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 13%

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

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 15%
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