Electroencephalography (EEG) Technologist Salary

Electroencephalography Technologists in the United States can expect to earn an average of $21.33 per hour. Compensation ranges from $14.88 per hour on the lower end to $30.17 on the higher end. 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 a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Female Electroencephalography Technologists make up most of the survey respondents at 73 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,285 - $75,503
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$76K
MEDIAN: $50,030
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$14.88 - $30.17
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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 (?
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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$31,157 - $65,729  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.88 - $30.17  
   
Overtime
$3.34 - $45.94  
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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$31,157 - $65,729  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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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Professional skills reported by Electroencephalography Technologists are few in number. 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $41K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $47K. Electroencephalography Technologists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $51K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Electroencephalography Technologist generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $57K.

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Experience Affects Electroencephalography (EEG) Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 12%

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