A Sleep Technician earns an average wage of $17.51 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$23,270 - $69,597
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$23K
$41K
$70K
MEDIAN: $41,110
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$11.39 - $25.67
(Median)
$11
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$26
MEDIAN: $17.00
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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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$24,153 - $57,390  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.39 - $25.67  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.18  
Overtime
$29.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
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).
)
$24,153 - $57,390  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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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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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Pay by Experience Level for Sleep Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Sleep Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 69%

Experienced
up arrow 32%

Mid-Career
up arrow 21%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 28%
medical benefits
Vision: 26%
dental benefits
None: 48%
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