Cardiac Sonographer Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Cardiac Sonographer is $27.84 per hour.
Cardiac Sonographer Salary (?
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$37,539 - $78,503
(Median)
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54K
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MEDIAN: $54,426
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Cardiac Sonographer Salary (?
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$20.47 - $37.32
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$37,539 - $78,503  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,040  
Profit Sharing
$397.32 - $6,544  
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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$41,826 - $79,695  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 268
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$20.47 - $37.32  
   
Overtime
$14.80 - $58.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,040  
   
Profit Sharing
$397.32 - $6,544  
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).
)
$41,826 - $79,695  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 972
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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.

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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

Los Angeles
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Boston
up arrow 16%
New York
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Chicago
up arrow 10%
Baltimore
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Akron
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Kansas City
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San Antonio
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Dallas
0%
National Average
$58,000
Atlanta
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Cleveland
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St. Louis
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Houston
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Detroit
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Miami
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Experience Affects Cardiac Sonographer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%
Experienced
up arrow 10%
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
National Average
$58,000

Skills That Affect Cardiac Sonographer Salaries

Cardiology
up arrow 2%
National Average
$58,000
Vascular
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
80%
female alumni
 
Male
20%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 18%
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