The average pay for a Cardiac Sonographer is $29.28 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Ultrasound and ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY.

$42,656 - $86,920
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$43K
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$87K
MEDIAN: $60,603
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$22.49 - $39.85
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$22
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$42,656 - $86,920  
   
Bonus
$200.00 - $4,913  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
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$46,156 - $84,838  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 187
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$22.49 - $39.85  
   
Overtime
$31.10 - $60.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$200.00 - $4,913  
   
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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$46,156 - $84,838  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 970
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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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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: $61,466

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Cardiac Sonographer Reviews

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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Experience Affects Cardiac Sonographer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%



National Average
$61,000


Skills That Affect Cardiac Sonographer Salaries

Ultrasound
up arrow 17%

ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY
up arrow 11%

RDCS
up arrow 6%

Pediatrics
up arrow 4%

Cardiology
up arrow 1%

National Average
$61,000


Vascular
up arrow 7%

stress echo
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 133 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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