Ultrasound Technician Salary

An Ultrasound Technician earns an average wage of $25.91 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Cardiology, Abdomen, and Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN).
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$31,373 - $78,434
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$54K
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MEDIAN: $53,704
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$15.58 - $37.08
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$0$78K
Salary $31,373 - $78,434
Bonus $0.00 - $12,100
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$33,040 - $78,363
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 96
Hourly Data $0$72
Hourly Rate $15.58 - $37.08
Overtime $16.49 - $72.72
Annual Data $0$78K
Bonus $0.00 - $12,100
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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$33,040 - $78,363
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 277

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Job Description for Ultrasound Technician

Ultrasound technicians use ultrasound machines that utilize high frequency sound waves and their echoes to obtain anatomical images. Technicians may scan children, adults and/or animals depending on the needs of their position. Ultrasounds are used to scan patients for potential diseases and to monitor current heath conditions; they are also used in routine maternity checkups. For example, they may use the ultrasound to display the anatomy of fetuses, to check organs such as the liver for masses, to scan for kidney stones, or to check the heart for problems. The images are then sent to a doctor along with a written or oral report for further analysis. The technician should also be able to recommend if further scanning will be necessary to monitor or detect a health condition. The ultrasound technician may also determine if extra scanning is needed if the images produced in a scan are not clear enough. Additionally, the technician must be able to answer any patient questions before, during, and after the ultrasound.

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Ultrasound Technician Tasks

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Ultrasound Technician

Pay by Experience for an Ultrasound Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Ultrasound Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 304 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Ultrasound Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 73 salaries. An experienced Ultrasound Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 48 salaries. An Ultrasound Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 16 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,067

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Ultrasound Technician Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Ultrasound Technician?

Ultrasound Technician in New York:
"I love it!"
Pros: Giving good diagnostic images for my patients.
Cons: Non communication.

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Key Stats for Ultrasound Technician

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Ultrasound Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲48%

▲22%

Mid-Career
▲14%

National Average
$54,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Ultrasound Technician Salaries

Cardiology
▲27%

Abdomen
▲20%


breast
▲11%

▲5%

National Average
$54,000

ABDOMINAL
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 31%
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