Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) Salary (United States)

Pay for Registered Polysomnographic Technologists in the United States sits in the ballpark of $21.74 per hour. Compensation ranges from $16.83 per hour on the low end to $27.42 on the high end. Experience level and geography each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not claimed by all—around one third lack any form of coverage—but a majority have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. Most Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (66 percent) are women. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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 (?
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: 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  
PayScale
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)

Survey takers who work as Registered Polysomnographic Technologists typically report just a few professional skills. 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. Most people familiar with 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.
Though Registered Polysomnographic Technologists can expect regular salary growth as they advance in their careers, experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase. Workers new to the field can expect to earn $42K, increasing to $48K after five to 10 years. Earnings total $53K after one to two decades. Wages do not stop growing after 20 years on the job but they do accelerate at a slower rate, and Registered Polysomnographic Technologists tend to earn $58K at this point in time. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up around one in five 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. Between one and nine years is the typical spectrum of experience for those in this line of work—of those who took the survey, most land within it.

Pay Difference By Location

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$46,000
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For those looking to make money, Registered Polysomnographic Technologists in Dallas enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 10 percent above the national average. Other urban areas shelling out big bucks include Washington, Chicago, Houston, and Denver, where Registered Polysomnographic Technologists typically earn around 10 percent, 9 percent, 7 percent, and 6 percent more than usual. Memphis ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 12 percent below the national average. Employers in St. Louis and Columbus also lean toward paying below-median salaries (-11 percent and -9 percent, respectively).

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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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