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Electroencephalography (EEG) Technologist Salary

Average Electroencephalography Technologists in the United States make around $21.03 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $14.68 per hour, and the top verges on $30.32. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Work is enjoyable for Electroencephalography Technologists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the greater part earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$29,794 - $71,475
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$30K
$49K
$71K
MEDIAN: $49,115
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$14.68 - $30.32
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$29,794 - $71,475  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $995  
Total Pay (?
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$30,667 - $65,530  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.68 - $30.32  
   
Overtime
$3.55 - $45.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $995  
   
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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$30,667 - $65,530  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 190

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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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Electroencephalography Technologists note just a narrow range of job skills. Intra-operative Monitoring and Video EEG Monitoring are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 14 percent and 6 percent, respectively. Employees educated in Intra-operative Monitoring are typically practiced in Video EEG Monitoring, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Electroencephalography (EEG) Technologist

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Electroencephalography Technologists — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $38K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $47K on average — a distinctly larger sum. For Electroencephalography Technologists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $52K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $57K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Electroencephalography (EEG) Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Electroencephalography (EEG) Technologist Salaries

Intra-operative Monitoring
up arrow 14%


National Average
$45,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 14%