Ultrasonographer Salary (United States)

Ultrasonographers in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $31.27 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to the greater part, and more than half earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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 (?
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: 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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As Ultrasonographers make advancements in their career path, salaries may go down. Those in less important roles often make slightly more than those in higher-end positions, such as Diagnostic Ultrasound Technologist.

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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 higher salaries, as pay increases are mainly incremental. After five to 10 years, pay—which begins at $55K—can reach $63K. Salary comes to $77K after 10 to 20 years. As Ultrasonographers reach 20 years on the job, salary increases slow down a bit, averaging $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 those with more than 20 years of experience.

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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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