Electroencephalography (EEG) Technician Salary

Electroencephalography Technicians in the United States take home approximately $19.72 per hour on average. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. While between a fifth and a fourth report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and the larger part have dental, as well. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 80 percent of Electroencephalography Technicians are female. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$35,000 - $66,000
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MEDIAN: $43,984
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$14.25 - $28.94
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$0$66K
Salary $35,000 - $66,000
Profit Sharing $150.00
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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$30,157 - $61,719
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 34
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $14.25 - $28.94
Hourly Tips $6.64
Overtime $3.33 - $44.97
Annual Data $0$61K
Profit Sharing $150.00
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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$30,157 - $61,719
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 198

Job Description for Electroencephalography (EEG) Technician

Electroencephalography (EEG) Technician requires specialized training to do their job. Such training usually takes the form of technical school or an associate’s degree. Another option for training is on the job training although there is currently a move towards more standardized training. Their job consists of using machines such as an electroencephalograph to record electrical impulses in the brain and nervous system. An EEG technician may also be required to assist in determining brain death in a patient who is in a coma. They must attach electrodes to patients and monitor machines during measurements. Many patients that an EEG technician works with are very ill and may not be able to move about by themselves freely. The technician may be required to move the patient to attach electrodes or may have the assistance of others at the hospital, such as a nurse. The technician also prepares a report to be interpreted by a doctor. An EEG technician usually works in a hospital setting. EEG technicians are likely to work a normal work week but may be on call at all times of day and weekends in case of emergency situations. Working in a hospital setting an EEG technician is likely to work with a variety of other medical professionals including doctors, nurses and other specialists. Good communication skills are important since a large part of their job consists of relaying information to other medical professionals. In a typical work day an EEG spends about half of their time on their feet and half of their time seated and may be required to do some lifting in moving patients. The technician may be required to transport patients between rooms depending on the facility in which they work. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)


Electroencephalography (EEG) Technician Tasks

  • File reports, order supplies and maintain equipment
  • Prepare readings for interpretation by a physician
  • Attach electrodes to patient's head to obtain brain activity readings
  • Operate equipment to record electrical activity of the brain readings
  • Monitor patient respiration, heart and brain activity during procedure

Electroencephalography (EEG) Technician Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Electroencephalography (EEG) Technician

Pay by Experience for an Electroencephalography (EEG) Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Electroencephalography (EEG) Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 143 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Electroencephalography (EEG) Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 57 salaries. An experienced Electroencephalography (EEG) Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 39 salaries. An Electroencephalography (EEG) Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 24 salaries.

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Key Stats for Electroencephalography (EEG) Technician

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Electroencephalography (EEG) Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲28%

▲21%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$42,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Electroencephalography (EEG) Technician Salaries


National Average
$42,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 22%