Electroencephalography (EEG) Technologist Salary

Average Electroencephalography Technologists in the United States make around $21.47 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $14.90 per hour and $29.95. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Electroencephalography Technologists making up 75 percent. Most Electroencephalography Technologists report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,285 - $75,503

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$14.90 - $29.95

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$30,285 - $75,503  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $981  
Total Pay (?
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$31,196 - $65,087  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.90 - $29.95  
   
Overtime
$16.71 - $45.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $981  
   
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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$31,196 - $65,087  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 200
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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 bring in $51K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $57K.

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Experience Affects Electroencephalography (EEG) Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

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 26 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 14%
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