Ultrasonographer Salary

Ultrasonographers in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $32.73 per hour for pay. Some workers in this field — about a fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by the larger part. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$41,527 - $94,367
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MEDIAN: $61,928
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$23.65 - $42.42
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MEDIAN: $32.73
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$41,527 - $94,367  
   
Bonus
$992  
Total Pay (?
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$46,728 - $92,248  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 30
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$23.65 - $42.42  
   
Overtime
$35.23 - $66.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$992  
   
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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$46,728 - $92,248  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 141

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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Ultrasonographer


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Ultrasonographers who advance into a position like Diagnostic Ultrasound Technologist may end up working for a little less. On average, Diagnostic Ultrasound Technologists take home $59K annually. Many Ultrasonographers advance into roles as Ultrasound Technologists or Ultrasound Technicians, but the median salaries are $11K lower and $16K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Ultrasonographer


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Ultrasonographers who took the survey. Most notably, skills in ABDOMINAL, Obstetrics/Gynecology, breast, and Abdomen are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Vascular as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Abdomen and breast also typically command lower compensation. For most people, competency in Abdomen indicates knowledge of breast and Vascular.

Pay by Experience Level for Ultrasonographer

Pay by Experience for an Ultrasonographer has a positive trend. An entry-level Ultrasonographer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 42 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Ultrasonographer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 35 salaries. An experienced Ultrasonographer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 69 salaries. An Ultrasonographer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 45 salaries.

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Key Stats for Ultrasonographer

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
30%
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Experience Affects Ultrasonographer Salaries

▲19%

▲3%

National Average
$68,000

▼11%

▼15%

Skills That Affect Ultrasonographer Salaries

ABDOMINAL
▲12%


National Average
$68,000

breast
▼4%

▼8%

Vascular
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 25%
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