Echocardiographer Salary

Echocardiographers in the United States pull down an average of $28.74 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $22.44 per hour, and the top verges on $37.79. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — roughly a fifth lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and the greater part receive dental plans. Most Echocardiographers survey respondents are women (77 percent). Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$41,158 - $78,833
(Median)
$41K
$58K
$79K
MEDIAN: $58,456
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$22.44 - $37.79
(Median)
$22
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$41,158 - $78,833  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,208  
Profit Sharing
$151.01 - $7,149  
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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$46,408 - $80,627  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 152
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$22.44 - $37.79  
   
Hourly Tips
$5.13  
Overtime
$30.71 - $54.76  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,208  
   
Profit Sharing
$151.01 - $7,149  
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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$46,408 - $80,627  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 680
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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

  • 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.

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Echocardiographers' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Ultrasound Technologist. Median pay for Ultrasound Technologists is $56K.

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Popular Skills for Echocardiographer


Survey results show that Echocardiographers typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Pediatrics, Cardiology, Vascular, and Sonography are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Sonography. Most people skilled in Cardiology are similarly competent in Vascular.

Pay by Experience Level for Echocardiographer

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


For Echocardiographers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $55K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $61K. Echocardiographers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $67K. Echocardiographers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $72K on average.

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Experience Affects Echocardiographer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$61,000


Skills That Affect Echocardiographer Salaries

Pediatrics
up arrow 3%

Cardiology
up arrow 1%

National Average
$61,000

Vascular
up arrow 2%

Sonography
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 118 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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