Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) Salary (United States)

Registered Polysomnographic Technologists in the United States typically take home $21.74 per hour. Compensation starts at $16.83 per hour and can reach $27.42. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Some workers in this field—around one third—are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a majority and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. In a profession dominated by women, 66 percent of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists are female. Job satisfaction for Registered Polysomnographic Technologists is high. The figures in this outline were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) Salary (?
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$32,295 - $70,052
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MEDIAN: $49,607
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Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) Salary (?
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$16.83 - $27.42
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$32,295 - $70,052  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,177  
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $1,500  
Total Pay (?
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$35,290 - $60,800  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 124
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$16.83 - $27.42  
   
Overtime
$21.03 - $41.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,177  
   
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $1,500  
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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$35,290 - $60,800  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 886
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Job Description for Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT)

A registered polysomnographic technologist (RPSGT) conducts sleep studies on patients by performing overnight polysomnograms. They work with other members of a given facility's staff to provide comprehensive evaluations and treatments of sleep disorders. To this end, the RSPGT may be required to administer polysomnographic tests, provide diagnostic and therapeutic services, or simply be responsible for patient care and education. The data an RSPGT collects from polysomnograms is organized and presented to the physicians in charge of the practice. The RPSGT begins by reviewing patient history, their physical status, and any medications they may be taking. Typically, they have the patient fill out a questionnaire, and provide the patient with help in filling out this and any necessary forms. They then explain the procedure to the patients, walking them through all the steps. It is important that the RPSGT have excellent interpersonal skills and exhibit kindness and understanding when working with the patient. After orienting the patient, the RPSGT prepares the equipment required for the study. They should be able to ascertain the functionality of the equipment. The RPSGT then prepares the patient for the procedure; this involves the application of electrodes and sensors and the mask-fitting for titrations. Throughout the study the RPSGT documents any observations or technical difficulties. They should be able to provide medical services (e.g. oxygen masks, CPR, etc.) as necessary. At all times, the RPSGT must comply with state laws and regulations, as well as any additional standards implemented by their organization. Like other healthcare professionals, RPSGTs must be able to adhere to patient confidentiality guidelines.
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.

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Popular Skills for Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT)

Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Registered Polysomnographic Technologists who took the survey. Those who have experience with scoring can expect to be compensated well for these skills, typically earning 4 percent more than the national average, respectively. Those familiar with Patient Education also tend to know Pediatrics.

Pay by Experience Level for Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Registered Polysomnographic Technologists with less experience do not necessarily bring home smaller paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to have little impact on salary. Workers new to the field can expect to earn $42K, increasing to $48K after five to 10 years. Compensation is $53K after 10 to 20 years. After a couple decades on the job, Registered Polysomnographic Technologists see only modest salary growth, with pay averaging $58K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 19 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 1 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 5 percent. Most employees in this workforce have between one and nine years of experience; most of those surveyed fall within this distribution.

Pay Difference By Location

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Surpassing the national average by 10 percent, Registered Polysomnographic Technologists in Dallas receive some of the highest pay in the country. Other big spenders include Washington, Chicago, Houston, and Denver, top-paying cities where Registered Polysomnographic Technologists see paychecks higher than average (+10 percent, +9 percent, +7 percent, and +6 percent). Memphis is the lowest-paying area, 12 percent south of the national average. Workers in St. Louis and Columbus earn less than others in this profession; their -11 percent and -9 percent-salaries fall short of the national average.

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Experience Affects Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) Salaries

National Average
$46,000

Skills That Affect Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 184 votes.

Gender

Female
66%
female alumni
 
Male
34%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 29%
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