Echocardiographer Salary

Echocardiographers in the United States take home an average $30.41 per hour. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. While some workers in this profession — one-fourth — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and the larger part have dental insurance. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Echocardiographers making up 77 percent. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$41,636 - $83,658
$42K
$61K
$84K
MEDIAN: $61,415
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$23.33 - $39.73
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MEDIAN: $30.41
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$41,636 - $83,658  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,014  
Profit Sharing
$5,800  
Total Pay (?
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$48,043 - $83,915  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 116
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$23.33 - $39.73  
   
Hourly Tips
$5.13  
Overtime
$32.65 - $58.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,014  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,800  
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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$48,043 - $83,915  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 585

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Job Description for Echocardiographer

The primary role of the echocardiographer is to perform high-quality ultrasound images of the heart. The echocardiographer usually works in a hospital or health center, and many work on-call in a rotating schedule. Tasks performed by an echocardigrapher include performing echocardiograms and exercise echocardiogram examinations; these echocardiogram examinations include color flow mapping, cardiac doppler imaging, and 2-D m-mode, and they are performed without the assistance of a cardiologist. An echocardiographer generally works under the direction of the department director and the medical director.

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Echocardiographer Tasks

  • Observe screen during scan to ensure satisfactory image for diagnostic purposes, making adjustments as required.
  • Provide sonogram and oral or written summary of technical findings to physician for use in medical diagnosis.
  • Prepare and position patient for echocardiography exam and explain procedure.
  • Operate cardiac ultrasound, dopper and similar equipment to perform procedure according to physician's directive.

Common Career Paths for Echocardiographer


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Echocardiographers often transition into a Ultrasound Technologist position. Ultrasound Technologists report a slightly lower median income of $56K.

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Popular Skills for Echocardiographer


Survey results imply that Echocardiographers put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Ultrasound, Pediatrics, Cardiology, and Vascular are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Sonography. Those proficient in Cardiology are, more often than not, also skilled in Vascular.

Pay by Experience Level for Echocardiographer

Pay by Experience for an Echocardiographer has a positive trend. An entry-level Echocardiographer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 314 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Echocardiographer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 198 salaries. An experienced Echocardiographer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 204 salaries. An Echocardiographer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 108 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $63,577

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Echocardiographers will find that Augusta offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 13 percent. Echocardiographers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+12 percent), New York (+11 percent), Chicago (+2 percent), and Atlanta (+1 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in an Echocardiographer's salary, with Pittsburgh Echocardiographers earning salaries that are 20 percent less than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Columbus and Dallas (20 percent lower and 18 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Echocardiographer

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Echocardiographer Salaries

▲13%

▲10%

▼0%

National Average
$64,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Echocardiographer Salaries

Ultrasound
▲18%

▲9%

▲1%

National Average
$64,000

Vascular
▼1%

Sonography
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 24%