Ultrasonographer Salary (United States)

Women make up the vast majority of Ultrasonographers in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $31.27 per hour. Most workers in this profession enjoy health benefits; medical and dental coverage is claimed by most, and about half earn vision coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.
Ultrasonographer Salary (?
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$40,831 - $88,090
(Median)
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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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MEDIAN: $31.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$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  
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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  
National Annualized Data (?
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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  
PayScale
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' salaries tends to fall in accordance with career advancement. Those who assume a higher-end position such as a Diagnostic Ultrasound Technologist tend to get paid a little bit less than they did in a lower-level role.

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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 salaries from more experience in the field—in most many but not all cases, experience is not a driving force behind pay increase. In five to 10 years time, starting salaries of $55K can reach $63K. Those who spend a decent amount of time in this profession—one to two decades—usually make about $77K. After 20 years in the field, Ultrasonographers see their salaries growing more slowly, eventually averaging out to $77K. Ultrasonographers with one to 10 years in the field are most commonly found while those with 10 to 20 years of experience are harder to spot. The rarest group is the one with the most experience to boot—more than 20 years.

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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%
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