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Echocardiographer Salary

An Echocardiographer earns an average wage of $27.95 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
$40,668 - $78,998
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $58,312
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$21.96 - $37.46
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$40,668 - $78,998  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,222  
Profit Sharing
$153.19 - $7,694  
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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$45,181 - $80,494  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 140
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$21.96 - $37.46  
   
Overtime
$31.62 - $54.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,222  
   
Profit Sharing
$153.19 - $7,694  
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).
)
$45,181 - $80,494  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 506
United States (change)

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

  • 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.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Echocardiographer


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Pay by Experience Level for Echocardiographer

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

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Echocardiographer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$59,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Echocardiographer Salaries

Cardiology
0%

National Average
$59,000

Pediatrics
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 105 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 20%