Sleep Technologist Salary

Sleep Technologists in the United States can expect wages of $22.89 per hour on average. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by the larger part. Women account for the majority of Sleep Technologists who responded to the questionnaire — 63 percent to be exact. The majority of Sleep Technologists claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,000 - $87,429
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MEDIAN: $55,500
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$16.65 - $29.61
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$29,000 - $87,429  
   
Bonus
$700  
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$35,165 - $65,496  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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Hourly Rate
$16.65 - $29.61  
   
Overtime
$1.57 - $44.66  
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$700  
   
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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$35,165 - $65,496  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 90

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Sleep Technologist

Pay by Experience for a Sleep Technologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Sleep Technologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 41 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Sleep Technologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 45 salaries. An experienced Sleep Technologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 30 salaries. A Sleep Technologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 6 salaries.

Key Stats for Sleep Technologist

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Sleep Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
▲30%

Experienced
▲6%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 29%