Ultrasonographer Salary

Ultrasonographers in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $31.84 per hour. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. While around one in five report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and the larger part have dental, as well. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$43,095 - $87,231
(Median)
$43K
$62K
$87K
MEDIAN: $62,066
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$24.31 - $42.70
(Median)
$24
$32
$43
MEDIAN: $31.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$43,095 - $87,231  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,027  
Profit Sharing
$2,350  
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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$48,651 - $91,499  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 45
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$24.31 - $42.70  
   
Overtime
$36.71 - $61.99  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,027  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,350  
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).
)
$48,651 - $91,499  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 240
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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.

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. A lot of Ultrasonographers advance their careers by becoming Ultrasound Technologists and Ultrasound Technicians. However, those positions offer $10K less and $16K less per year on average.

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Popular Skills for Ultrasonographer


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Ultrasonographers who took the survey. Most notably, skills in Obstetrics/Gynecology, ABDOMINAL, breast, and Abdomen are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Vascular and Abdomen. Most people familiar with Abdomen also 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. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $63K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $56K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $71K in this role. Ultrasonographers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $76K on average.

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Experience Affects Ultrasonographer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$66,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Ultrasonographer Salaries


ABDOMINAL
up arrow 4%

National Average
$66,000

breast
up arrow 2%

Abdomen
up arrow 3%

Vascular
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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