The average hourly pay for an Echocardiographer is $30.66.
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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. A…Read more
- 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.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Echocardiographer
The top respondents for the job title Echocardiographer are from the companies Carolinas Healthcare Systems, HCA, Inc. and Medstar Health. Reported salaries are highest at Medstar Health where the average pay is $31.88. Carolinas Healthcare Systems pays the lowest at around $26.02.
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Skills in Cardiology, Pediatrics and RDMS are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Operating Room / OR and Sonography.
Pay by Experience Level for Echocardiographer
An entry-level Echocardiographer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $25.95 based on 51 salaries. An early career Echocardiographer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $28.37 based on 421 salaries. A mid-career Echocardiographer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $31.08 based on 259 salaries. An experienced Echocardiographer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $33.96 based on 338 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $35.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Echocardiographer in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 17.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (12.5% more) and New York, New York (11.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (2.4% less), Dallas, Texas (2.3% less) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (0.5% less).
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