Pay for Chief Tech/Manager of Sleep Lab

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Pay for Chief Tech/Manager of Sleep Lab

Postby m221005 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:39 pm

Just wondering if my salary is in the right ballpark cause I feel underpaid.....

I manage a 6 bed lab in the North East and often work 50-60 hours a week. I carry a pager with me 24/7. We don't have any lead techs or anything like that.

What are folks making out there if you don't mind posting or what you believe to be appropriate ranges.
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Postby #42dreamweaver » Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:53 pm

$212,000 easily
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Postby m221005 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:55 pm

no, really! What is a reasonable ball park range?

We don't have any lead techs or anything like that and we are an accredited hospital based lab.
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Postby Sleepe1 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:12 pm

Depends on your area of the country, supply and demand for your position, and cost of living index.

60,000-80,000 would be a good ballpark.
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Postby Mairi2 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:39 pm

Ditto above.
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Postby Amykr » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:28 pm

don here bring it down 10 to15 k
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Postby #42dreamweaver » Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:05 am

Don't listen to them, now is the time to go & demand more money if you feel you aren't making enough. Me personally, I'm waiting for autoscore to become the norm before I ask for more money
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Postby m221005 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:08 am

Go you! You're right though now is the time to ask!!
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Postby Sleepe1 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:36 am

You need to be willing to tackle the tough questions and do what others say is impossible. You need to make sure you and those you oversee are not first on the expendable list.

Run an efficient and effective sleep lab with positive outcomes and you will be rewarded.

Agree to get paid what they believe you are worth and if you meet a certain level of success within lets say 90 days then they agree to pay you the amount you have proven you deserve.
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Postby poopdeckpappy » Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:48 am

For North East, $35-42/hr (72,000-87,000 per year). Given the large # of hours you work per week you should easily be at the high end. I am hourly at almost 42/hr. It's nice b/c when I go over the 40 I get overtime. You can ask for more $$ but the reality is you're not going to get anything substantial unless you tell them you're leaving.
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Postby poopdeckpappy » Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:49 am

Forgot to add, this is with 4 weeks vacation, 6 holidays, 12 sick days per year, and 4 personal days. If I work nights or evening it's $4/hour differential.
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Postby #42dreamweaver » Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:50 pm

poopdeckpappy wrote:You can ask for more $$ but the reality is you're not going to get anything substantial unless you tell them you're leaving.


Not entirely true. You're as good a manager as your referrals & census is. I watched a guy who gave 23 years of blood sweat and tears to this field only to be shown the door and replaced by another guy who'll never put 10% of the effort his predecessor did.
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Postby Midnight Rider » Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:01 am

#42dreamweaver wrote:
poopdeckpappy wrote:You can ask for more $$ but the reality is you're not going to get anything substantial unless you tell them you're leaving.


Not entirely true. You're as good a manager as your referrals & census is. I watched a guy who gave 23 years of blood sweat and tears to this field only to be shown the door and replaced by another guy who'll never put 10% of the effort his predecessor did.


And sad to say I can think of several instances off the top of my head just exactly like this.
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