A Diagnostic Medical Sonographer earns an average wage of $28.67 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are RDCS, Vascular, and RVT.

$33,499 - $75,910
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$33K
$52K
$76K
MEDIAN: $51,832
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$19.57 - $39.82
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$33,499 - $75,910  
   
Bonus
$192.71 - $5,918  
Profit Sharing
$350.00  
Total Pay (?
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$39,776 - $83,086  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 240
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$19.57 - $39.82  
   
Overtime
$27.57 - $61.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$192.71 - $5,918  
   
Profit Sharing
$350.00  
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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$39,776 - $83,086  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 824
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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.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,103

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Experience Affects Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Salaries




National Average
$59,000


Skills That Affect Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Salaries

RDCS
up arrow 28%

Vascular
up arrow 20%

RVT
up arrow 13%

up arrow 6%


Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN)
up arrow 4%

Abdomen
up arrow 4%

Radiology
up arrow 2%

Maternal Fetal Medicine
up arrow 2%

National Average
$59,000

breast
up arrow 3%

Sonography
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 82 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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