Echocardiographer Salary

Pay for Echocardiographers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $30.63 per hour. Final cash compensation to Echocardiographers varies from around $49K to approximately $85K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $3K and $7K, respectively. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most Echocardiographers report high levels of job satisfaction. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and the greater part have dental coverage, close to a fourth claim no health benefits at all. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Echocardiographers making up 76 percent. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$41,031 - $83,199
$41K
$62K
$83K
MEDIAN: $61,652
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$23.75 - $40.41
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MEDIAN: $30.60
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$0$85K
Salary $41,031 - $83,199
Bonus $50.00 - $3,115
Profit Sharing $2,000
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$48,777 - $85,157
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 130
Hourly Data $0$60
Hourly Rate $23.75 - $40.41
Overtime $30.37 - $60.14
Annual Data $0$85K
Bonus $50.00 - $3,115
Profit Sharing $2,000
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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$48,777 - $85,157
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 642

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Job Description for Echocardiographer

The primary role of the echocardiographer is to perform high-quality ultrasound images of the heart. The echocardiographer usually works in a hospital or health center, and many work on-call in a rotating schedule. Tasks performed by an echocardigrapher include performing echocardiograms and exercise echocardiogram examinations; these echocardiogram examinations include color flow mapping, cardiac doppler imaging, and 2-D m-mode, and they are performed without the assistance of a cardiologist. An echocardiographer generally works under the direction of the department director and the medical director.

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Echocardiographer Tasks

  • Operate cardiac ultrasound, dopper and similar equipment to perform procedure according to physician's directive
  • Prepare and position patient for echocardiography exam and explain procedure
  • 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

Common Career Paths for Echocardiographer


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Many Echocardiographers transition into upper-level roles like Ultrasound Technologist. However, Ultrasound Technologists do report a slightly lower median income of $56K per year.

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Popular Skills for Echocardiographer


Survey takers who work as Echocardiographers typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Ultrasound, Pediatrics, Cardiology, and Vascular are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Sonography. Most people skilled in Cardiology are similarly competent in Vascular.

Pay by Experience Level for Echocardiographer

Pay by Experience for an Echocardiographer has a positive trend. An entry-level Echocardiographer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 314 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Echocardiographer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 198 salaries. An experienced Echocardiographer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 204 salaries. An Echocardiographer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 108 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $63,940

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

Augusta offers some of the highest pay in the country for Echocardiographers, 13 percent above the national average. Echocardiographers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+11 percent) and New York (+10 percent). Echocardiographers in Pittsburgh make 21 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Columbus and Dallas are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 21 percent lower and 19 percent lower, respectively.

Echocardiographer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Echocardiographer?

Echocardiographer in Billings:
"Va WORK."
Pros: Being able to help Veterans who served our country.
Cons: Pay and not having anyone know what we do.

Echocardiographer in Rochester:
"Great."
Pros: Great entry level job.
Cons: Salary does not increase much with increased years.

Echocardiographer in Oklahoma City:
"Exciting."
Pros: That I am able to help save peoples lives.
Cons: I love my job.

Echocardiographer in Washington:
"Resp."
Pros: Hours.
Cons: I have my registry the other echo tech has nothing.

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Key Stats for Echocardiographer

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 81 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Echocardiographer Salaries

▲12%

▲10%

▼0%

National Average
$64,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Echocardiographer Salaries

Ultrasound
▲18%

▲8%

▼0%

National Average
$64,000

Vascular
▼1%

Sonography
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 24%
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