Sleep Technologist Salary

Median pay for Sleep Technologists in the United States is around $23.03 per hour. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Although nearly one in four lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and more than half get dental coverage, too. Sleep Technologists survey participants are largely women, dominating at 63 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$33,935 - $86,996
$34K
$55K
$87K
MEDIAN: $54,684
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$17.36 - $29.24
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$33,935 - $86,996  
   
Bonus
$700  
Total Pay (?
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$36,125 - $64,797  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$17.36 - $29.24  
   
Overtime
$1.53 - $45.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$700  
   
Total Pay (?
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$36,125 - $64,797  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 89

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Job Description for Sleep Technologist

Sleep technologists, also known as polysomnographic technologists, perform sleep testing, either inside or outside a sleep center. A sleep technologist is able to provide comprehensive testing, diagnosis, and treatment. The technologist will set up and prepare for the sleep study, according to the doctor’s orders; this includes placing sensors on the appropriate places on the patient and making sure all machines are properly calibrated. They will gather all necessary data throughout the sleep study and document any information that may be important or of interest to the doctor. They will perform patient education as needed.

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Sleep Technologist 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 Technologist

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


For Sleep Technologists, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average inexperienced worker earns $43K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $49K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $51K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $63K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Key Stats for Sleep Technologist

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
38 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Sleep Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
▲30%

Experienced
▲5%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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