Entry-Level Sonographer Salary

Entry-Level Sonographers pull down an average of $26.26 per hour. Roughly a fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and the greater part claim dental coverage as well. Most Entry-Level Sonographers report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$34,802 - $71,911
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$52K
$72K
MEDIAN: $51,520
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$19.82 - $34.83
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MEDIAN: $26.26
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,802 - $71,911  
   
Bonus
$201.34 - $9,933  
Total Pay (?
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$40,427 - $73,071  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 161
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$19.82 - $34.83  
   
Overtime
$27.29 - $57.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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Bonus
$201.34 - $9,933  
   
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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$40,427 - $73,071  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 606

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,851

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With a pay rate for Entry-Level Sonographers that is 30 percent greater than the national average, Seattle offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level Sonographers will also find cushy salaries in Portland (+29 percent), Boston (+29 percent), Fort Worth (+14 percent), and Los Angeles (+13 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 9 percent south of the national average, can be found in San Antonio. Below-median salaries also turn up in Orlando and Cleveland (8 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

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
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 53 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
14%
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Skills That Affect Sonographer Salaries

Vascular
▲9%

▲3%

RVT
▲3%


National Average
$55,000

Sonography
▼2%

Cardiology
▼4%

Abdomen
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 26%
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