Ultrasonographer Salary

Ultrasonographers in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $31.58 per hour for pay. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Ultrasonographers is high. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$41,086 - $87,933
(Median)
$41K
$62K
$88K
MEDIAN: $61,913
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$24.15 - $41.62
(Median)
$24
$32
$42
MEDIAN: $31.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$41,086 - $87,933  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,391  
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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$47,823 - $90,899  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 41
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$24.15 - $41.62  
   
Overtime
$35.48 - $60.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,391  
   
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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$47,823 - $90,899  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 218
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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; Diagnostic Ultrasound Technologists earn $58K a year on average. Many Ultrasonographers choose to become Ultrasound Technologists and Ultrasound Technicians as their careers advance. However, folks in those positions report median salaries of $10K less and $16K less, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Ultrasonographer


Ultrasonographers who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Obstetrics/Gynecology, Vascular, breast, and Abdomen are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Abdomen. Those familiar with Abdomen also tend to know breast.

Pay by Experience Level for Ultrasonographer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $55K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $64K. For Ultrasonographers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $72K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $75K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Ultrasonographer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

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%

National Average
$66,000

Vascular
up arrow 1%

breast
up arrow 2%

Abdomen
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 19%
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