Sleep Technologist Salary

Sleep Technologists in the United States pull down an average of $22.82 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $14.77 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $29.15. Most Sleep Technologists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under one in four lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and the larger part have dental, too. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$34,204 - $75,000
(Median)
$34K
$54K
$75K
MEDIAN: $53,962
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$14.77 - $29.15
(Median)
$15
$23
$29
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,204 - $75,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $505  
Total Pay (?
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$33,011 - $64,746  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 24
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.77 - $29.15  
   
Overtime
$16.77 - $43.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $505  
   
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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$33,011 - $64,746  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 115
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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.


Sleep Technologists with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $42K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $51K. For Sleep Technologists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $55K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $59K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Sleep Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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