Sleep Technician Salary

A Sleep Technician earns an average wage of $18.68 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$23,270 - $69,597
$23K
$41K
$70K
MEDIAN: $40,775
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90%

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$11.37 - $26.25
$11
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$26
MEDIAN: $18.68
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$23,270 - $69,597  
   
Bonus
$7,960  
Total Pay (?
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$24,214 - $59,240  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.37 - $26.25  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.18  
Overtime
$2.65 - $44.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$7,960  
   
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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$24,214 - $59,240  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 101

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Sleep Technician

Pay by Experience for a Sleep Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Sleep Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 84 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Sleep Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 24 salaries. An experienced Sleep Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 19 salaries. A Sleep Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 6 salaries.

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Key Stats for Sleep Technician

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Sleep Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲62%

Experienced
▲26%

Mid-Career
▲13%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 32%
vision benefits
Vision: 30%
no benefits
None: 48%