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Sleep Technician Salary (United States)

A Sleep Technician earns an average wage of $16.58 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field.
Sleep Technician Salary (?
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$23,920 - $60,200
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $41,332
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Sleep Technician Salary (?
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$11.10 - $24.91
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$23,920 - $60,200  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $406.95  
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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$24,006 - $52,683  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.10 - $24.91  
   
Overtime
$11.23 - $36.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $406.95  
   
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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$24,006 - $52,683  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 153
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Job Description for Sleep Technician

The role of a sleep technician is to administer sleep studies in which they monitor patients' sleep patterns, brainwaves, eye movements, muscle activity, breathing, and blood oxygen levels using specialized equipment for diagnoses of an array of sleep disorders. The information gathered by a sleep technician is then reviewed by a physician, who determines the final diagnosis for a patient. Sleep technicians must have excellent communication skills in order to explain procedures to patients. They also prepare and calibrate equipment and may even apply electrodes. When ordered by a physician, they may also perform mask fittings for cPAP machines (regarding sleep apnea).
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Sleep Technician Tasks
  • Monitor patient respiration, heart and brain activity during procedure.
  • Operate equipment to record sleep and awake physiology readings of patient.
  • File reports, order supplies and maintain equipment.
  • Prepare and analyze readings for interpretation by a physician.

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Experience Affects Sleep Technician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 47%
Mid-Career
up arrow 28%
National Average
$35,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
63%
female alumni
 
Male
37%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
21%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 60% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 38%