Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Salary

A Diagnostic Medical Sonographer earns an average wage of $28.81 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. The highest paying skills associated with this job are ARDMS, RDCS, Vascular, and RVT.

$30,444 - $78,252
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$53K
$78K
MEDIAN: $53,365
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90%

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$19.49 - $39.78
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MEDIAN: $28.86
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$30,444 - $78,252  
   
Bonus
$125.00 - $6,068  
Total Pay (?
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$39,287 - $83,446  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 238
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$19.49 - $39.78  
   
Overtime
$27.57 - $61.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$125.00 - $6,068  
   
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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$39,287 - $83,446  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 852

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Job Description for Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

Diagnostic medical sonographers are responsible for conducting medical diagnostics using sonographs, as well as facilitating test results, preparing equipment, procuring medical testing supplies, explaining procedures to patients, and operating sonographs.

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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Tasks

  • Prepare and position patient for ultrasound exam and explain procedure.
  • Process and code film, videotape, images or prints from procedures and complete documentation for interpretation by physician.
  • Operate ultrasound equipment to produce and record images according to physician's directive.
  • Observe screen during scan to ensure satisfactory image for diagnostic purposes, making adjustments as required.

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Pay by Experience Level for Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

Pay by Experience for a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer has a positive trend. An entry-level Diagnostic Medical Sonographer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 663 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Diagnostic Medical Sonographer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 217 salaries. An experienced Diagnostic Medical Sonographer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 179 salaries. A Diagnostic Medical Sonographer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 116 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,715

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Key Stats for Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 93 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Salaries

▲24%

▲22%

▲9%

National Average
$60,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Salaries

ARDMS
▲31%

RDCS
▲26%

▲21%

RVT
▲12%

▲9%

▲6%


Sonography
▲4%

▲3%

Maternal Fetal Medicine
▲1%

Abdomen
▼0%

National Average
$60,000

breast
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 93 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 30%
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