Neurodiagnostic Technologist Salary

Median pay for Neurodiagnostic Technologists in the United States is around $22.91 per hour. Pay generally varies between $16.81 per hour and $31.90. Female Neurodiagnostic Technologists far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. For the most part, Neurodiagnostic Technologists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$36,907 - $70,620
(Median)
$37K
$47K
$71K
MEDIAN: $46,879
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$16.81 - $31.90
(Median)
$17
$23
$32
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$36,907 - $70,620  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,085  
Total Pay (?
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$35,690 - $68,465  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 49
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$16.81 - $31.90  
   
Overtime
$3.45 - $48.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,085  
   
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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$35,690 - $68,465  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 134
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Job Description for Neurodiagnostic Technologist

A neurodiagnostic technologist works in a clinical or hospital environment. The technologist performs tests on outpatients and inpatients. These tests will center around the patient’s nervous system and will be carried out by monitoring electrical activity. The technologist must be able to recognize various EEG patterns. After the tests are carried out, the technologist should document the results and report any abnormal findings to the medical provider in charge.

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Neurodiagnostic Technologist Tasks

  • Monitor patients' comfort, blood pressure and heart rate during tests.
  • Prepare reports of diagnostic procedures for interpretation by physician.
  • Conduct and analyze complex electroencephalography (EEG), electromyography (EMG), nerve conduction velocity (NCV), or other neurodiagnastic tests.
  • Adjust equipment and controls according to physicians' orders or established protocol.
  • Obtain and record patient identification, medical history and test results.

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Survey takers who work as Neurodiagnostic Technologists usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, facility with Intra-operative Monitoring, Video EEG Monitoring, and EEG are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 7 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Many workers who know Intra-operative Monitoring also know Video EEG Monitoring.

Pay by Experience Level for Neurodiagnostic Technologist

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


For Neurodiagnostic Technologists, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $41K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $51K. Neurodiagnostic Technologists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $56K. Neurodiagnostic Technologists who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.

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Experience Affects Neurodiagnostic Technologist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Neurodiagnostic Technologist Salaries

Intra-operative Monitoring
up arrow 21%


EEG
up arrow 6%

National Average
$49,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 12%
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