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Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) Salary (United States)

Registered Polysomnographic Technologists in the United States can expect wages of $21.79 per hour on average. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Work is enjoyable for Registered Polysomnographic Technologists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Although the greater part have medical coverage and the larger part have dental coverage, just under a third claim no health benefits at all. Registered Polysomnographic Technologists survey participants are largely women, dominating at 68 percent. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) Salary (?
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$32,344 - $71,297
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MEDIAN: $49,918
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$16.90 - $27.43
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$32,344 - $71,297  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,203  
Profit Sharing
$196.53 - $1,017  
Total Pay (?
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$35,495 - $60,663  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 115
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$16.90 - $27.43  
   
Overtime
$20.99 - $41.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,203  
   
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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$35,495 - $60,663  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 874
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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)

Typical Registered Polysomnographic Technologists report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in scoring, Video EEG Monitoring, Pediatrics, and Patient Education are correlated to pay that is above average. Those proficient in Patient Education are, more often than not, also skilled in Pediatrics.

Pay by Experience Level for Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $43K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $48K. Registered Polysomnographic Technologists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $52K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Registered Polysomnographic Technologist generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $56K.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$46,000
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Dallas offers some of the highest pay in the country for Registered Polysomnographic Technologists, 13 percent above the national average. Registered Polysomnographic Technologists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+11 percent), Washington (+10 percent), Denver (+6 percent), and Houston (+6 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 11 percent south of the national average, can be found in St. Louis. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Memphis and Columbus (11 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) Salaries

National Average
$46,000

Skills That Affect Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) Salaries

scoring
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Video EEG Monitoring
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National Average
$46,000
Patient Education
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Pediatrics
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 183 votes.

Gender

Female
68%
female alumni
 
Male
32%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 30%