A Polysomnographic Technologist earns an average wage of $24.16 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$18,121 - $59,598
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MEDIAN: $37,161
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$13.81 - $31.39
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$18,121 - $59,598  
   
Bonus
$5,000  
Profit Sharing
$2,025  
Total Pay (?
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$27,314 - $65,993  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$13.81 - $31.39  
   
Overtime
$46.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$5,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,025  
Total Pay (?
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$27,314 - $65,993  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 47
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Job Description for Polysomnographic Technologist

A polysomnographic technologist is a medical professional who helps to administer tests for persons who may be suffering from a variety of sleep disorders. The technologist typically works in a clinic or laboratory dedicated to diagnosing sleep anomalies in patients, and he or she works to ensure that all equipment in the sleep lab is clean, properly prepared, and in good working order. He or she typically attaches a variety of sensory measuring devices to a patient prior to sleeping, in order to measure responses from the patient. The technologist typically collects data while monitoring the patient's health during this process, and he or she will typically provide that information to the primary care provider.

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Polysomnographic Technologist Tasks

  • Administer oxygen and titrates CPAP and BIPAP to patient, calibrate and sterilize medical equipment.
  • Responsible for the set-up and study of polysomnogram studies.
  • Assess and care for patients with sleep disorders, educate about treatment options.
  • Evaluate sleep results and prepare reports when needed.

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Experience Affects Polysomnographic Technologist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$48,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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