Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) Salary

Registered Polysomnographic Technologists in the United States take home an average $21.83 per hour. Compensation ranges from $16.99 per hour on the lower end to $27.41 on the higher end. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just under a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by more than half and dental coverage is claimed by a majority. For the most part, Registered Polysomnographic Technologists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$33,271 - $67,436
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$33K
$50K
$67K
MEDIAN: $49,614
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$16.99 - $27.41
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$33,271 - $67,436  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,233  
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $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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$35,701 - $59,652  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 112
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$16.99 - $27.41  
   
Overtime
$21.52 - $40.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,233  
   
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $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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$35,701 - $59,652  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 850
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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)


Registered Polysomnographic Technologists note just a narrow range of job skills. Most notably, skills in scoring, Pediatrics, Video EEG Monitoring, and Patient Education are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Sleep Medicine. Those educated in Patient Education tend to be well versed in Pediatrics.

Pay by Experience Level for Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT)

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


For many Registered Polysomnographic Technologists, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $43K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $48K. Registered Polysomnographic Technologists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $52K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $55K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) Salaries




National Average
$47,000


Skills That Affect Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) Salaries

scoring
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Video EEG Monitoring
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Pediatrics
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National Average
$47,000

Patient Education
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Sleep Medicine
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 177 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 29%
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