The average hourly pay for a Sonographer in Australia is AU$49.81.
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Job Description for Sonographer
A sonographer, or diagnostic medical sonographer, uses ultrasound equipment to view the inside of the human body and assist physicians in making diagnoses. Typically, a physician issues a medical order for an ultrasound, which the sonographer carries out using special ultrasound equipment to produce diagnostic images. During image collection, the sonographer applies a clear gel on the skin in the area to be examined. The sonographer then uses a small piece of equipment called a transducer to t…Read more
- Operate and adjust ultrasound and other equipment to obtain diagnostic images.
- Complete paperwork and route tasks and images to appropriate staff.
- Maintain equipment and follow safety regulations.
- Interpret and add electronic notes to diagnostic images.
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Popular Skills for Sonographer
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Skills in Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN), Sonography, Obstetrics, Pediatrics and Training are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Sonographer
An entry-level Sonographer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$39.06 based on 17 salaries. An early career Sonographer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$42.78 based on 168 salaries. A mid-career Sonographer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$55.33 based on 63 salaries. An experienced Sonographer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$59.96 based on 56 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$60.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Sonographer in their job title in Newcastle, New South Wales earn an average of 17.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Gold Coast, Queensland (10.6% more) and Perth, Western Australia (9.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Adelaide, South Australia (5.8% less).
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