Entry-Level Sonographer Salary

For Entry-Level Sonographers, hourly average wages total $25.71 per hour. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and about a fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the larger part and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. For the most part, Entry-Level Sonographers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,548 - $72,333
$35K
$51K
$72K
MEDIAN: $51,252
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$19.61 - $34.94
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$35
MEDIAN: $25.71
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,548 - $72,333  
   
Bonus
$202.73 - $9,863  
Total Pay (?
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$39,884 - $72,913  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 156
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$19.61 - $34.94  
   
Overtime
$27.03 - $58.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$202.73 - $9,863  
   
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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$39,884 - $72,913  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 558

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Sonographer Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Sonographer in Green Bay:
"Injuries."
Call is usually brutal. Lack of sleep and expectations are you perform 100 percent. Clinical setting wanted by all. Hospital will wear you down. Expectations always increasing without compensation. Must have great patient care skills.

Key Stats for Sonographer

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
14%
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Skills That Affect Sonographer Salaries

Vascular
▲13%

RVT
▲6%

▲4%


National Average
$54,000

Cardiology
▼1%

Abdomen
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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