Sleep Lab Manager Salary
Sleep Lab Managers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $64K annually. Male Sleep Lab Managers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, over a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by more than half and dental insurance is reported by about two-fifths. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Job Description for Sleep Lab Manager
A sleep lab manager is someone who runs an office of a sleep lab. A sleep lab performs sleep studies on patients to help diagnose if they have any sleeping issues. Sleeping issues are becoming more and more prevalent these days, the most common of which is sleep apnea. Thus, there is a rising demand for sleep studies, and you will be the person to manage them. You will arrange appointments and oversee operations. You will be helping the polysomnography tech and the physician that runs the office (usually a board-certified sleep specialist or a neurologist).Read More...
The first requirement for this job is a high school diploma, but a bachelor's degree in science or a related field is usually required. Second is experience working in the field of medicine. You also will be required to be certified and registered by the board of registered polysomnography technologists. You must have a strong attention to detail, as the offices are getting busier and busier, due to increasing demand. You may be required to work overnight, as that's when most of the studies actually take place. You will be working in a sleep lab, but that can be located in a private building or a hospital.
Sleep Lab Manager Tasks
- Manage the selection, training and development of staff.
- Monitor budget and utilize operational resources, stay abreast of new approaches and technology.
- Oversee day-to-day operational and clinical activities of the sleep lab.
- As a clinician, supervise staff and give technical direction with evaluation and treatment of patients.
- Ensure services are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.
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Pay by Experience Level for Sleep Lab Manager
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Sleep Lab Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $52K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $59K. Sleep Lab Managers bring in $60K after working for 10 to 20 years. Sleep Lab Managers who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $69K.