Sonographer Salary (United States)

A Sonographer earns an average wage of $29.11 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.
Sonographer Salary (?
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$29,748 - $79,238
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $50,765
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Sonographer Salary (?
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$20.35 - $38.73
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$29,748 - $79,238  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,496  
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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$40,565 - $81,685  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 169
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$20.35 - $38.73  
   
Overtime
$30.14 - $59.14  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,496  
   
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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$40,565 - $81,685  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 709
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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.

Pay Difference By Location

Minneapolis
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Dallas
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Miami
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New York
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Atlanta
0%
Oklahoma City
0%
National Average
$60,000
Houston
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Chicago
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Fort Worth
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Memphis
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Baltimore
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Rochester
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Orlando
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Detroit
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San Antonio
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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
$60,000

Skills That Affect Sonographer Salaries

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Vascular
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Abdomen
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Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN)
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RVT
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National Average
$60,000

Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 150 votes.

Gender

Female
90%
female alumni
 
Male
10%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 23%
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