Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) Salary

For Registered Polysomnographic Technologists, hourly average wages total $22.25 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $17.31 per hour, and the top verges on $27.77. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While some workers in this profession — just under one in three — do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and the greater part have dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Registered Polysomnographic Technologists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$34,961 - $68,089
(Median)
$35K
$50K
$68K
MEDIAN: $50,046
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$17.31 - $27.77
(Median)
$17
$22
$28
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$34,961 - $68,089  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,260  
Profit Sharing
$600  
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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$36,207 - $59,877  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 108
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$17.31 - $27.77  
   
Overtime
$21.62 - $40.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,260  
   
Profit Sharing
$600  
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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$36,207 - $59,877  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 876
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Job Description for Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT)

Registered polysomnographic technologists (RPSGT) are responsible for operating and providing adequate maintenance to polysomnographic equipment on behalf of their company. They are in charge of analyzing and conducting sleep studies, in order to provide an accurate diagnosis for patients. They follow strict safety and privacy protocols.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT)


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Registered Polysomnographic Technologists do not often transition into Sleep Center Manager roles. The role averages $59K per year. However, becoming a Polysomnographic Technologist or Registered Polysomnographer is a more frequent transition for Registered Polysomnographic Technologists.

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Popular Skills for Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT)


Registered Polysomnographic Technologists report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in scoring, Sleep Medicine, Pediatrics, and Patient Education are correlated to pay that is above average. 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. 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 $49K. Registered Polysomnographic Technologists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $52K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $55K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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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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Sleep Medicine
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Pediatrics
0%

National Average
$47,000

Patient Education
up arrow 1%

Video EEG Monitoring
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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
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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