Neurodiagnostic Technologist Salary

For Neurodiagnostic Technologists, hourly average wages total $22.09 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $16.06 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $31.15. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Neurodiagnostic Technologists report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Neurodiagnostic Technologists (81 percent) who participated in the survey are women. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$35,326 - $70,678
(Median)
$35K
$48K
$71K
MEDIAN: $48,333
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$16.06 - $31.15
(Median)
$16
$22
$31
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$35,326 - $70,678  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,021  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$34,176 - $67,435  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 68
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$16.06 - $31.15  
   
Overtime
$17.88 - $45.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,021  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$34,176 - $67,435  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 170
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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. Intra-operative Monitoring and EEG are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 20 percent and 7 percent, respectively. Those with knowledge of Intra-operative Monitoring tend to be skilled in Video EEG Monitoring as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Neurodiagnostic Technologist

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


Neurodiagnostic Technologists do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $42K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $51K. Neurodiagnostic Technologists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $56K. Neurodiagnostic Technologists with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are no higher than those with 10 to 20 years on the job.

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Experience Affects Neurodiagnostic Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$48,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Neurodiagnostic Technologist Salaries

Intra-operative Monitoring
up arrow 20%

EEG
up arrow 7%

Video EEG Monitoring
up arrow 3%

National Average
$48,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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