Cardiac Sonographer Salary

The average pay for a Cardiac Sonographer is $29.42 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Ultrasound and ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY.

$43,191 - $85,940
$43K
$60K
$86K
MEDIAN: $60,140
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$22.79 - $39.64
$23
$29
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MEDIAN: $29.42
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$43,191 - $85,940  
   
Bonus
$197.27 - $4,894  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$46,897 - $84,389  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 184
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$22.79 - $39.64  
   
Overtime
$31.99 - $60.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$197.27 - $4,894  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$46,897 - $84,389  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,001

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Job Description for Cardiac Sonographer

Cardiac sonographers may work in hospitals, clinics, or private practice, generally under the supervision of a physician; however, much of the work is usually done unsupervised.

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Cardiac Sonographer Tasks

  • Observe screen during scan to ensure satisfactory image for diagnostic purposes, making adjustments as required.
  • Provide sonogram and oral or written summary of technical findings to physician for use in medical diagnosis.
  • Prepare and position patient for echocardiography exam and explain procedure.
  • Operate cardiac ultrasound, dopper and similar equipment to perform procedure according to physician's directive.

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Pay by Experience Level for Cardiac Sonographer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,608

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Cardiac Sonographer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Cardiac Sonographer?

Cardiac Sonographer in Houston:
"Patient Care."
Pros: I enjoy providing great care to my patients to help them life a better life. I enjoy working with some of the best Cardiologist in the country and learning from them everyday. Working in the medical field makes us a family who really strive to give the best care possible to all of our patients.
Cons: The pay.

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Key Stats for Cardiac Sonographer

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 145 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
14%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Cardiac Sonographer Salaries

▲21%

▲11%

▼0%

National Average
$62,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Cardiac Sonographer Salaries

Ultrasound
▲17%

ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY
▲10%

RDCS
▲6%

▲5%

▲1%

National Average
$62,000

▼3%

Vascular
▼9%

stress echo
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 145 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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