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Sonographer Salary

A Sonographer earns an average wage of $29.25 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. A skill in Add New: Abdomen is associated with high pay for this job.
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$30,701 - $79,356
(Median)
$31K
$53K
$79K
MEDIAN: $53,150
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90%

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$20.64 - $38.77
(Median)
$21
$29
$39
MEDIAN: $29.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$30,701 - $79,356  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,517  
Profit Sharing
$1,275 - $5,000  
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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$41,331 - $81,498  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 223
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$20.64 - $38.77  
   
Overtime
$30.42 - $59.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,517  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,275 - $5,000  
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).
)
$41,331 - $81,498  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 943

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Job Description for Sonographer

A sonographer, or diagnostic medical sonographer, uses ultrasound equipment to view the inside of the human body and assist physicians in making diagnoses. Typically, a physician issues a medical order for an ultrasound, which the sonographer carries out using special ultrasound equipment to produce diagnostic images.

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Sonographer Tasks

  • Maintain equipment and follow safety regulations.
  • Interpret and add electronic notes to diagnostic images.
  • Operate and adjust ultrasound and other equipment to obtain diagnostic images.
  • Complete paperwork and route tasks and images to appropriate staff.

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Pay by Experience Level for Sonographer

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

Sonographer Reviews

What is it like working as a Sonographer?

Sonographer in Washington:
"Good For Your Mind, Hard On Your Body."
Pros: I learn something new everyday about fetal development from the doctors that I work closely with. I meet interesting people.
Cons: This job can be very physically demanding. Many sonographers have to quit because of musculoskeletal injuries.

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Experience Affects Sonographer Salaries




National Average
$61,000


Skills That Affect Sonographer Salaries

Add New: Abdomen
up arrow 14%

Abdomen
up arrow 7%


RDMS
up arrow 4%

Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN)
up arrow 3%

National Average
$61,000

RVT
up arrow 1%

Cardiology
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 178 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 24%