Registered Polysomnographic Technologists in the United States take home approximately $23.18 per hour on average. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by location, followed by tenure and the specific company. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. While just under one in four report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. Registered Polysomnographic Technologists survey participants are largely women, dominating at 68 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$35,842 - $66,345
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$36K
$51K
$66K
MEDIAN: $51,090
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$18.12 - $29.20
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$18
$23
$29
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$35,842 - $66,345  
   
Bonus
$101.61 - $2,534  
Profit Sharing
$3,300  
Total Pay (?
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$37,592 - $62,922  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 92
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$18.12 - $29.20  
   
Overtime
$23.48 - $43.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$101.61 - $2,534  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,300  
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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$37,592 - $62,922  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 582
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Job Description for Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT)

Registered polysomnographic technologists (RPSGT) are responsible for operating and providing adequate maintenance to polysomnographic equipment on behalf of their company. They are in charge of analyzing and conducting sleep studies, in order to provide an accurate diagnosis for patients. They follow strict safety and privacy protocols.

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Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) Tasks

  • Prepare and analyze readings for interpretation by a physician.
  • Monitor patient respiration, heart and brain activity during procedure.
  • Operate equipment to record sleep and awake physiology readings of patient.
  • File polysomnogram studies and reports, order supplies and maintain equipment.

Common Career Paths for Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT)


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Although it's unusual, some Registered Polysomnographic Technologists transition into jobs as Sleep Center Managers. The latter group reports earning a slightly lower median of $59K per year, though. Many Registered Polysomnographic Technologists advance into roles as Polysomnographic Technologists or Registered Polysomnographers, but the median salaries are $7K lower and $2K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT)


Survey results show that Registered Polysomnographic Technologists use a fair number of skills. Fortunate workers who know scoring command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 22 percent above average. Most people experienced in Patient Education also know Pediatrics.

Pay by Experience Level for Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT)

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


For Registered Polysomnographic Technologists, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $45K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $49K. Registered Polysomnographic Technologists see a median salary of $53K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $56K.

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Experience Affects Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) Salaries




National Average
$49,000


Skills That Affect Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) Salaries

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Patient Education
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National Average
$49,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 86 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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