A Diagnostic Ultrasound Technologist earns an average wage of $27.72 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Vascular and Abdomen.
Diagnostic Ultrasound Technologist Total Pay (?
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$34,729 - $79,911
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MEDIAN: $56,393
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Diagnostic Ultrasound Technologist Total Pay (?
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$20.36 - $38.46
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$34,729 - $79,911  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,546  
Profit Sharing
$1,450 - $4,300  
Total Pay (?
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$41,831 - $82,236  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 509
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$20.36 - $38.46  
   
Overtime
$3.17 - $53.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,546  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,450 - $4,300  
Total Pay (?
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$41,831 - $82,236  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 509
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Job Description for Diagnostic Ultrasound Technologist
  • 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.
Pay by Experience Level for Diagnostic Ultrasound Technologist
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Chicago
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New York
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Houston
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National Average
$58,000
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Experience Affects Diagnostic Ultrasound Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%
Experienced
up arrow 23%
Mid-Career
up arrow 5%
National Average
$58,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Diagnostic Ultrasound Technologist Salaries

Vascular
up arrow 14%
Abdomen
up arrow 11%
National Average
$58,000
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 56 votes.
Gender
Female
93%
female alumni
 
Male
7%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 29%
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