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Ultrasonographer Salary (United States)

Most Ultrasonographers in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $31.27 per hour. A fair portion enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little less than half. Most Ultrasonographers like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Ultrasonographer Salary (?
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$40,831 - $88,090
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MEDIAN: $61,206
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Ultrasonographer Salary (?
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$22.89 - $41.18
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National Salary Data

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$40,831 - $88,090  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,039  
Profit Sharing
$1,017 - $5,087  
Total Pay (?
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$46,418 - $89,919  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$22.89 - $41.18  
   
Overtime
$27.45 - $60.81  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,039  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,017 - $5,087  
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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$46,418 - $89,919  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 186
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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 move into a Diagnostic Ultrasound Technologist role might bring in a slightly lower salary as Diagnostic Ultrasound Technologists typically earn $58K a year.

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Survey takers who work as Ultrasonographers typically report just a few professional skills. Those who have experience with Obstetrics/Gynecology , Vascular, and Abdomen can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Abdomen. It is not unusual for someone who knows Abdomen to be familiar with Obstetrics/Gynecology as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Ultrasonographer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Ultrasonographers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $54K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $63K on average. Ultrasonographers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $73K. Ultrasonographers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $75K. Those with more than 20 years of experience are scarcest in the field. Ultrasonographers typically report having spent one to 10 years on the job, with those with 10 to 20 years following close behind.

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Experience Affects Ultrasonographer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%
Experienced
up arrow 13%
National Average
$65,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Ultrasonographer Salaries

Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN)
up arrow 3%
National Average
$65,000
Vascular
up arrow 3%
Abdomen
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
93%
female alumni
 
Male
7%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 19%