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Sleep Technician Salary

A Sleep Technician earns an average wage of $16.78 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.

$23,757 - $60,608
(Median)
$24K
$42K
$61K
MEDIAN: $42,322
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$11.66 - $25.04
(Median)
$12
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$23,757 - $60,608  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $405.47  
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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$24,246 - $52,753  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.66 - $25.04  
   
Overtime
$10.93 - $37.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $405.47  
   
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).
)
$24,246 - $52,753  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 145

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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 44%

Mid-Career
up arrow 27%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 57% dental benefits Dental: 37%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 41%