Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) Salary

The average Registered Polysomnographic Technologist in the United States earns approximately $21.90 per hour. Compensation ranges between $17.10 per hour and $27.54. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Although a majority have medical coverage and the greater part have dental coverage, slightly less than a third claim no health benefits at all. The majority of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$33,193 - $67,593

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$17.10 - $27.54

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$33,193 - $67,593  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,409  
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $1,000  
Total Pay (?
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$35,758 - $60,048  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 111
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$17.10 - $27.54  
   
Overtime
$21.39 - $40.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,409  
   
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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$35,758 - $60,048  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 841
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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 report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, skills in scoring, Pediatrics, Video EEG Monitoring, and Patient Education are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Sleep Medicine. 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.


Registered Polysomnographic Technologists with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $43K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $48K. Registered Polysomnographic Technologists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $52K. Registered Polysomnographic Technologists who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $55K on average.

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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
up arrow 1%

Sleep Medicine
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 175 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 29%
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