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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Salary

A Diagnostic Medical Sonographer earns an average wage of $27.79 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$34,847 - $73,118
(Median)
$35K
$51K
$73K
MEDIAN: $50,675
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$19.36 - $38.86
(Median)
$19
$28
$39
MEDIAN: $27.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$34,847 - $73,118  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,825  
Profit Sharing
$486.05 - $2,035  
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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$39,368 - $81,570  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 356
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$19.36 - $38.86  
   
Overtime
$25.89 - $61.74  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,825  
   
Profit Sharing
$486.05 - $2,035  
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).
)
$39,368 - $81,570  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,117

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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

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

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Experience Affects Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Salaries




National Average
$57,000


Skills That Affect Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Salaries

RVT
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Obstetrics
up arrow 4%

Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN)
up arrow 3%

Vascular
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breast
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Abdomen
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Radiology
0%

National Average
$57,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 197 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 23%
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