The average pay for a Cardiac Sonographer is $27.52 per hour. A skill in stress echo is associated with high pay for this job.
Cardiac Sonographer Total Pay (?
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$35,362 - $77,660
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MEDIAN: $53,397
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Cardiac Sonographer Total Pay (?
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$20.24 - $36.60
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$35,362 - $77,660  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,199  
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $6,411  
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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$41,096 - $78,620  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,329
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$20.24 - $36.60  
   
Overtime
$16.46 - $57.91  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,199  
   
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $6,411  
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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$41,096 - $78,620  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,329
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Job Description for Cardiac Sonographer
Cardiac sonographers’ use ultrasound to examine the heart valves, chambers, and vessels using images called echocardiograms. Cardiac sonographers’ must be able to take echocardiograms, carotid ultrasounds, EKG tests, and abdominal aortic ultrasounds. They are also required to perform peripheral vascular testing, take blood work by finger sample, register patients and collect payment, perform EMR quality checks, and clean and stock the exam rooms.
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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.
Read more about: Echocardiographers
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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
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Los Angeles
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Chicago
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Baltimore
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Akron
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Kansas City
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Philadelphia
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Atlanta
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National Average
$57,000
Jacksonville
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Cleveland
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St. Louis
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Houston
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Dallas
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Miami
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Experience Affects Cardiac Sonographer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%
Experienced
up arrow 9%
National Average
$57,000

Skills That Affect Cardiac Sonographer Salaries

stress echo
up arrow 13%
Cardiology
up arrow 2%
National Average
$57,000
Ultrasound
up arrow 7%
Echocardiograms
up arrow 8%
Vascular
up arrow 10%
Cardiac Ultrasound
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Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 183 votes.
Gender
Female
79%
female alumni
 
Male
21%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
14%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 19%
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