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Ultrasonographer Salary

Ultrasonographers in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $31.71 per hour. A fair number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little less than half. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$42,712 - $86,195
(Median)
$43K
$62K
$86K
MEDIAN: $61,626
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$23.75 - $42.10
(Median)
$24
$32
$42
MEDIAN: $31.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$42,712 - $86,195  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,028  
Profit Sharing
$1,350 - $5,500  
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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$47,373 - $91,074  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$23.75 - $42.10  
   
Overtime
$35.08 - $60.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,028  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,350 - $5,500  
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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$47,373 - $91,074  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 208

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Job Description for Ultrasonographer

  • Operate ultrasound equipment to produce and record images according to physician's directive.
  • Observe screen during scan to ensure satisfactory image for diagnostic purposes, making adjustments as required.
  • Prepare and position patient for ultrasound exam and explain procedure.
  • Process and code film, videotape, images or prints from procedures and complete documentation for interpretation by physician.

Common Career Paths for Ultrasonographer


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Ultrasonographers who transition into a Diagnostic Ultrasound Technologist position may see pay fall slightly. Median compensation for Diagnostic Ultrasound Technologists sits around the $58K per year mark. Ultrasonographers most often move into positions as Ultrasound Technologists or Ultrasound Technicians. Ultrasound Technologists actually earn $11K less on average, however, and Ultrasound Technicians earn $16K less per year than Ultrasonographers do.

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Popular Skills for Ultrasonographer


Ultrasonographers typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Obstetrics/Gynecology, breast, Abdomen, and Vascular are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Vascular. Abdomen and Obstetrics/Gynecology are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Ultrasonographer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Ultrasonographers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $54K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $64K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Ultrasonographers see a median salary of $73K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $75K.

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Experience Affects Ultrasonographer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$66,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Ultrasonographer Salaries

Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN)
up arrow 3%

National Average
$66,000

breast
up arrow 1%

Abdomen
up arrow 2%

Vascular
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 20%