Entry-Level Sonographers take home an average $25.73 per hour. The majority of Entry-Level Sonographers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, one-fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by the larger part. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$34,676 - $73,369
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MEDIAN: $50,668
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$19.56 - $34.92
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,676 - $73,369  
   
Bonus
$201.34 - $4,966  
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$39,675 - $72,992  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 155
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$19.56 - $34.92  
   
Overtime
$28.81 - $58.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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Bonus
$201.34 - $4,966  
   
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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$39,675 - $72,992  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 545

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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 49 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
14%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Sonographer Salaries

RVT
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RDMS
up arrow 4%

Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN)
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National Average
$54,000

Cardiology
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Vascular
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Abdomen
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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