Average Cardiac Sonographer Hourly Pay

$30.96
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$781
Bonus
$2,095
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The average hourly pay for a Cardiac Sonographer is $30.96.
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$24.39
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$30.96
90%
$41.70
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$24 - $42
Bonus
$150 - $3,072
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$403 - $8,732
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$50,739 - $88,718
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What Do Cardiac Sonographers Do?

Cardiac Sonographer Tasks
  • Prepare and position patient for echocardiography exam and explain procedure.
  • Operate cardiac ultrasound, doppler and similar equipment to perform procedure according to physician's directive.
  • Observe screen during scan to ensure satisfactory image for diagnostic purposes, making adjustments as required.
  • Provide sonogram and oral or written summary of technical findings to physician for use in medical diagnosis.

Job Satisfaction for Cardiac Sonographer

4.2 out of 5
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The top respondents for the job title Cardiac Sonographer are from the companies HCA, Inc., LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. and Mercy Hospital. Reported salaries are highest at HealthEast Care System where the average pay is $35.72. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Providence Hospital and HCA, Inc., earning around $33.66 and $33.54, respectively. LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. pays the lowest at around $22.50. Lancaster General Hospital and Mercy Hospital also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $25.28 and $27.16, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Cardiac Sonographers?

Skills in Cardiology, Pediatrics, 3D Rendering and Epic Systems are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Sonography.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Cardiac Sonographers?

An entry-level Cardiac Sonographer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $26.56 based on 84 salaries. An early career Cardiac Sonographer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $28.32 based on 688 salaries. A mid-career Cardiac Sonographer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $31.03 based on 508 salaries. An experienced Cardiac Sonographer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $34.57 based on 515 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $36.
Employees with Cardiac Sonographer in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 34.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (13.0% more) and Chicago, Illinois (9.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (3.8% less), Detroit, Michigan (2.1% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (1.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,116 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.0%
Early Career
32.5%
Mid Career
24.0%
Experienced
24.3%
Late Career
15.2%