The average rate for an Ultrasonographer is $32.47 per hour. A skill in ABDOMINAL is associated with high pay for this job.
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$39,149 - $91,554
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MEDIAN: $60,000
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$24.29 - $43.21
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MEDIAN: $32.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$39,149 - $91,554  
   
Bonus
$50.68 - $11,836  
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$46,876 - $92,385  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$24.29 - $43.21  
   
Overtime
$36.36 - $68.40  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$50.68 - $11,836  
   
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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$46,876 - $92,385  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 148
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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


Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$67,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Ultrasonographer Salaries

ABDOMINAL
up arrow 14%

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

breast
0%

National Average
$67,000

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Vascular
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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