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Ultrasonographer Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Ultrasonographers in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $31.65 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and more than half earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Ultrasonographers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$40,839 - $85,973
(Median)
$41K
$61K
$86K
MEDIAN: $61,329
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$24.14 - $41.81
(Median)
$24
$32
$42
MEDIAN: $31.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$40,839 - $85,973  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,391  
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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$47,700 - $90,533  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$24.14 - $41.81  
   
Overtime
$35.36 - $60.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,391  
   
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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$47,700 - $90,533  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 217

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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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For Ultrasonographers who take on Diagnostic Ultrasound Technologist roles, career progression may result in somewhat decreased compensation. On average, the latter position pays $58K. Many Ultrasonographers advance into roles as Ultrasound Technologists or Ultrasound Technicians, but the median salaries are $10K lower and $16K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Ultrasonographer


Job skills reported by Ultrasonographers are limited. Most notably, skills in Obstetrics/Gynecology, Vascular, breast, and Abdomen are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people skilled in Abdomen are similarly competent in breast.

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. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $54K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $64K. Ultrasonographers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $72K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $75K on average.

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Experience Affects Ultrasonographer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$66,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Ultrasonographer Salaries

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

Vascular
0%

National Average
$66,000

breast
up arrow 1%

Abdomen
up arrow 3%

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
21%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 19%
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