Sleep Lab Manager Salary
Sleep Lab Managers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — just over a half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $41K to $79K per year, median earnings come to $65K per year. The majority of Sleep Lab Managers (68 percent) who took the survey are men. Although the greater part have medical coverage and more than a third have dental coverage, more than two-fifths claim no health benefits at all. Job satisfaction for Sleep Lab Managers is extremely high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale 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.
For Sleep Lab Managers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $52K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $61K. For Sleep Lab Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $61K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Sleep Lab Manager with more than 20 years of experience can earn $70K on average.
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