Echocardiographer Salary

Median pay for Echocardiographers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $28.36 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $22.09 per hour, and the top verges on $37.59. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most Echocardiographers survey respondents are women (78 percent). While just under one in four report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and the greater part have dental, as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$40,614 - $76,140
(Median)
$41K
$58K
$76K
MEDIAN: $57,513
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$22.09 - $37.59
(Median)
$22
$28
$38
MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$40,614 - $76,140  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,214  
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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$45,748 - $79,714  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 131
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$22.09 - $37.59  
   
Overtime
$29.76 - $53.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,214  
   
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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$45,748 - $79,714  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 577
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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 Cardiac Sonographer. Median pay for Cardiac Sonographers is $58K.

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Popular Skills for Echocardiographer


Job skills reported by Echocardiographers are limited. Those who have experience with Cardiology, Pediatrics, and Vascular can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Vascular. For most people, competency in Cardiology indicates knowledge of 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. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $55K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $61K on average — a distinctly larger sum. For Echocardiographers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $66K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $72K.

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Experience Affects Echocardiographer Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
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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
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 22%
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