$55,379
Avg. Salary
$29.70
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$950

Bonus

$610

Profit Sharing

$1,505

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer is $29.70 per hour.

The average pay for a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer is $55,379 per year.

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$20.41
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MEDIAN $55,379
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$0$87K
Salary $32,275 - $82,169
Bonus $99.78 - $4,952
Profit Sharing $610
Commission $1,505
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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$40,956 - $87,331
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 366
Hourly Data $0$64
Hourly Rate $20.41 - $41.42
Hourly Tips $0.09
Overtime $30.23 - $64.17
Annual Data $0$87K
Bonus $99.78 - $4,952
Commission $1,505
Profit Sharing $610
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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$40,956 - $87,331
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,416

Job Description

Diagnostic medical sonographers are responsible for conducting medical diagnostics using sonographs, as well as facilitating test results, preparing equipment, procuring medical testing supplies, explaining procedures to patients, and operating sonographs.

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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer 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

Pay by Experience for a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer has a positive trend. An entry-level Diagnostic Medical Sonographer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 663 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Diagnostic Medical Sonographer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 217 salaries. An experienced Diagnostic Medical Sonographer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 179 salaries. A Diagnostic Medical Sonographer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 116 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

8%

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National Average: $61,467

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Job Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer?

Diagnostic Medical Sonographer in Norfolk:
"Pros & Cons of my workplace."
Pros: Independence, collaboration with doctors, helping patients & doctors.
Cons: communication with upper management. lack of planning for workplace safety. scheduling department.

Diagnostic Medical Sonographer in Chattanooga:
"Stressful."
Pros: Pediatric patients
Cons: No back up help.

Diagnostic Medical Sonographer:
Administration take advantage of staff. They are very short staff because they don't respect the staff. Every dept. Is short. They have a very high turn over rate. They just want people, not experienced people. Therefore the experienced staff is leaving.

Diagnostic Medical Sonographer in Ludington:
"The more you give, will never be enough!"
Don'T put all your eggs in one basket.

Diagnostic Medical Sonographer in Oxon Hill:
Hang in there. Listen to your training techs, receive all suggestions as a way to make your exams better. Learn from techs who have more experience than you. Remain humble. Be kind to your colleagues and the patients. Don't stop studying there is so much to know. Once you are Registered realize there is still so much more to learn. Be the best you can be for you, your employer and especially your patients.

Diagnostic Medical Sonographer in Palm Harbor:
Go for more training in different fields of ultrasound.

Diagnostic Medical Sonographer in Orlando:
"The enormous possibilities of professional growth."
Study Hard . Become the very best in each specialty . If you start young in this profession try your best to be registered in as many specialties as possible, increase skills and knowledge as much as you can . Become an expert and be a leader in your profession .

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Gender

Female
92 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 217 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
12%

How Experience Affects Salaries

▲21%

▲19%

▲6%

National Average
$61,000

▼14%

How Skills Affect Salaries

ARDMS
▲27%

RDCS
▲23%

▲17%

RVT
▲9%

▲6%

▲3%


Sonography
▲2%

▼0%

National Average
$61,000

Maternal Fetal Medicine
▼2%

Abdomen
▼3%

breast
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 217 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 28%