Sleep Technologist Hourly Rate

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 9 Sleep Technologist votes.
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$16.65 - $29.21  
   
Overtime
$1.57 - $44.66  
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$700  
   
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$35,214 - $64,737  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 Feb 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 105

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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.

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
  • File reports, order supplies and maintain equipment.
  • Prepare and analyze readings for interpretation by a physician.
  • Monitor patient respiration, heart and brain activity during procedure.
  • Operate equipment to record sleep and awake physiology readings of patient.

Key Stats

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %
Hourly Rate
$12 - $26
Hourly Rate
$19 - $25

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
6%

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