Electroencephalography Technologists in the United States can expect to earn an average of $22.68 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. A strong majority enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Female Electroencephalography Technologists far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$35,883 - $82,434
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MEDIAN: $57,447
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$35,883 - $82,434  
   
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$33,895 - $67,310  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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Hourly Rate
$15.76 - $30.57  
   
Overtime
$21.72 - $46.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
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$33,895 - $67,310  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 129
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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.


For many Electroencephalography Technologists, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $44K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $50K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $54K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $60K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Electroencephalography (EEG) Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$49,000

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

Intra-operative Monitoring
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National Average
$49,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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