Sleep Review‘s 2014 Salary Survey shows a welcome upward trajectory. Most titles show increases compared to our 2013 survey.

Here are the median salaries for sleep professionals by title in 2014, including regional analyses where Sleep Review obtained data to do a more in-depth breakdown.

Sleep Center Director/Supervisor/Manager: $72,000 (n=85), up 3% from $70,000 (n=145) in 2013

SleepDirectorRegionalAnalysis

Sleep Center Director Regional Analysis:
Pacific: $72,000
Mountain: $75,000
West North Central: $70,750
West South Central: $67,000
East North Central: $66,000
East South Central: $72,000
New England: $66,500
Middle Atlantic: $74,500
South Atlantic: $73,500

Sleep Physician (MD): $240,000 (n=41), up 20% from $200,000 (n=53) in 2013

SleepPhysicianRegionalAnalysis

Sleep Physician Regional Analysis:
Pacific: $230,000
Mountain: $260,000
West North Central: $230,000
West South Central: $225,000
East North Central: $240,000
East South Central: $287,500
New England: $210,000
Middle Atlantic: $195,000
South Atlantic: $225,000

Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT): $55,000 (n=101), up 10% from $50,000 (n=111) in 2013

RSPGTRegionalAnalysis

RPSGT Regional Analysis:
Pacific: $58,000
Mountain: $51,540
West North Central: $55,081
West South Central: $56,500
East North Central: $54,000
East South Central: $48,000
New England: $65,000
Middle Atlantic: $50,000
South Atlantic: $56,000

Respiratory Therapist (RRT/CRT): $60,000 (n=20), up 13.2% from $53,000 (n=26) in 2013

RRTRegionalAnalysis

RRT/CRT Regional Analysis:
Pacific: $85,500
Mountain: $56,000
West North Central: $52,000
West South Central: $75,920
East North Central: $52,000
East South Central: $60,000
New England: no data
Middle Atlantic: $70,000
South Atlantic: $67,000

Sleep Center CEO/Owner/Vice President: $87,500 (n=6), up 6% from $82,500 (n=26) in 2013

Sleep Technician: $33,100 (n=6), down 33.8% from $50,000 (n=9) in 2013

Dental Sleep Doctor: $100,000 (n=3), down 60% from $250,000 (n=6) in 2013

Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant: $78,000 (n=3), up 11.4% from $70,000 (n=3) in 2013

Sleep Center Support Staff: $32,000 (n=3), down 16.9% from $38,500 (n=8) in 2013

Sleep Doctor (PhD): not enough data to analyze in 2014, compared to $105,000 (n=5) in 2013

Other credentialed technologist (R.EEGT/R.EPT/R.EDT, CNIM, CPT): $55,000 (n=3), down 21.4% from $70,000 (n=6) in 2013

About the Survey

Pacific: AK, CA, GU, HI, OR, WA
Mountain: AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, UT, WY
West North Central: IA, KS, MN, MO, ND, NE, SD
West South Central: AR, LA, OK, TX
East North Central: IL, IN, MI, OH, WI
East South Central: AL, KY, MS, TN
New England: CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT
Middle Atlantic: NJ, NY, PA, PR
South Atlantic: DE, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, VI, WV

Needham & Company LLC and Sleep Review conducted a survey of US sleep centers. The survey received 299 responses between May 28 and June 26, 2014. Registered polysomnographic technologists (37% of respondents) and sleep center directors/supervisors/managers (31% of respondents) were the most common types of respondents. Every geographic region, and 47 US states, was represented, with the Midwest (28% of respondents) and Southeast (28% of respondents) most heavily represented.

Mike Matson, CFA, is a senior research analyst, medical technologies & diagnostics, at Needham & Company LLC. Sree Roy is editor of Sleep Review. CONTACT [email protected]

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