Sleep Technologist Salary

The average Sleep Technologist in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $21.59 per hour. Earnings sit near $14.65 per hour on the lower side but can approach $29.41 on the higher side. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — nearly one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and a majority receive dental plans. Female Sleep Technologists make up most of the survey respondents at 74 percent. For the most part, Sleep Technologists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$33,000 - $73,698
(Median)
$33K
$52K
$74K
MEDIAN: $52,020
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$14.65 - $29.41
(Median)
$15
$22
$29
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$33,000 - $73,698  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $487.96  
Total Pay (?
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$32,451 - $63,055  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.65 - $29.41  
   
Overtime
$16.77 - $40.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $487.96  
   
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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$32,451 - $63,055  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 101
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Job Description for Sleep Technologist

  • 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 Technologist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 26%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 27%
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