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Diagnostic Ultrasound Technologist Salary (United States)

A Diagnostic Ultrasound Technologist earns an average wage of $27.64 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 Salary (?
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$34,620 - $79,339
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MEDIAN: $57,434
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Diagnostic Ultrasound Technologist Salary (?
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$20.30 - $38.30
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$34,620 - $79,339  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,328  
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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$42,153 - $80,902  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 64
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$20.30 - $38.30  
   
Overtime
$2.79 - $52.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,328  
   
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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$42,153 - $80,902  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 395
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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.

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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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National Average
$58,000
Houston
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Experience Affects Diagnostic Ultrasound Technologist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 22%
Late-Career
up arrow 21%
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
National Average
$58,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Diagnostic Ultrasound Technologist Salaries

Vascular
up arrow 20%
Abdomen
up arrow 16%
National Average
$58,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 59 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
17%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 29%