Sonographer Salary (United States)

A Sonographer earns an average wage of $29.10 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 Total Pay (?
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$29,705 - $79,740
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $50,953
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Sonographer Total Pay (?
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$20.21 - $38.62
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$29,705 - $79,740  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,498  
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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$40,356 - $81,767  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 802
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$20.21 - $38.62  
   
Overtime
$30.04 - $59.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,498  
   
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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$40,356 - $81,767  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 802
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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
Boston
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Las Vegas
up arrow 16%
Dallas
up arrow 12%
Minneapolis
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Atlanta
up arrow 1%
Houston
0%
Oklahoma City
0%
National Average
$60,000
Chicago
up arrow 2%
New York
up arrow 4%
Memphis
up arrow 6%
Baltimore
up arrow 7%
Orlando
up arrow 10%
Rochester
up arrow 11%
Detroit
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San Antonio
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Experience Affects Sonographer Salaries

National Average
$60,000

Skills That Affect Sonographer Salaries

Add New: Abdomen
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Abdomen
up arrow 6%
Ultrasound
up arrow 5%
Add New: Vascular
up arrow 5%
RDMS
up arrow 4%
Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN)
up arrow 3%
RVT
up arrow 1%
National Average
$60,000
Cardiology
up arrow 4%
Obstetrics
up arrow 9%
ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY
up arrow 10%
Job Satisfaction
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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
22%
20 years or more
10%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 23%
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