Echocardiographer Salary

An Echocardiographer earns an average wage of $28.31 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
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$40,969 - $76,140

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$22.05 - $37.33

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$40,969 - $76,140  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,192  
Profit Sharing
$1,526 - $3,067  
Total Pay (?
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$45,784 - $79,166  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 131
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$22.05 - $37.33  
   
Overtime
$29.59 - $53.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,192  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,526 - $3,067  
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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$45,784 - $79,166  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 586
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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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Experience Affects Echocardiographer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$60,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Echocardiographer Salaries

Cardiology
up arrow 2%

Pediatrics
up arrow 1%

National Average
$60,000

Vascular
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 119 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 21%
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