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Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) Salary

Registered Polysomnographic Technologists in the United States can expect to earn an average of $21.75 per hour. Earnings sit near $16.91 per hour on the lower side but can approach $27.36 on the higher side. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. While slightly less than a third report receiving no health benefits, a majority do receive medical coverage, and the larger part have dental, as well. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$32,701 - $72,962
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$33K
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$73K
MEDIAN: $49,780
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$16.91 - $27.36
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$32,701 - $72,962  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,260  
Profit Sharing
$196.53 - $1,017  
Total Pay (?
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$35,525 - $60,370  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 114
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$16.91 - $27.36  
   
Overtime
$21.72 - $41.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,260  
   
Profit Sharing
$196.53 - $1,017  
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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$35,525 - $60,370  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 862

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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 using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in scoring, Video EEG Monitoring, Pediatrics, and Patient Education are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Sleep Medicine. The majority of those who know 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 a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. 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 with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $52K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $56K.

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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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Video EEG Monitoring
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Pediatrics
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National Average
$46,000

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
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 30%
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