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.
|Salary||$33,935 - $86,996|
|Total Pay (||$36,125 - $64,797|
|Hourly Rate||$17.36 - $29.24|
|Overtime||$1.53 - $45.06|
|Total Pay (||$36,125 - $64,797|
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.Read More...
A sleep technologist will maintain current CPR certifications and be up to date on current laws and industry requirements. The will maintain equipment and supplies. The technologist will write reports, as required by their sleep center, and maintain HIPPA compliance. The technologist must be able to maintain all the sleep center’s requirements, including lights-out procedures and check-in procedures.
To become a sleep technologist, an associate’s degree or similar degree with an emphasis on sleep technology is required. Certification by a nationally recognized certification board is also required. A sleep technologist generally works nights in a sleep center. Some technologists may perform their duties in other places, such as a patient’s home or nursing facility, depending on patient needs. They need to be able to pay attention to detail and be able to lift 10 pounds on a regular basis.
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.
Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) Job Listings
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
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.