Ultrasonographer Salary

An Ultrasonographer earns an average wage of $31.47 per hour.
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$42,963 - $85,973

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$24.13 - $41.65

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Salary
$42,963 - $85,973  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,027  
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$48,047 - $89,943  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$24.13 - $41.65  
   
Overtime
$35.36 - $60.87  
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$0.00 - $1,027  
   
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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$48,047 - $89,943  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 217
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Job Description for Ultrasonographer

Ultrasonographers obtain images of patients’ internal organs using ultrasonic imaging. Strong people skills are important in this position, as ultrasonographers must explain procedures to patients and help them feel at ease. Different communication skills will be necessary for different patients, such as with children or those with disabilities. Those in this position are highly skilled and experienced at identifying what organs and body parts look like on ultrasound machines, and some basic troubleshooting and regular maintenance of these machines may also be part of the job.

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Ultrasonographer Tasks

  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Ultrasonographer

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Experience Affects Ultrasonographer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$65,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Ultrasonographer Salaries

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

National Average
$65,000

breast
up arrow 1%

Vascular
up arrow 1%

Abdomen
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 20%
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