$59,057
Avg. Salary
$30.09
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$997

Profit Sharing

$1,650

The average pay for a Sonographer is $30.09 per hour.

The average pay for a Sonographer is $59,057 per year.

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MEDIAN $59,057
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MEDIAN: $59,057
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$21.97 - $41.17
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$0$86K
Salary $38,263 - $84,078
Bonus $198 - $5,117
Profit Sharing $102 - $7,830
Total Pay (?
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$44,423 - $86,833
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 392
Hourly Data $0$65
Hourly Rate $21.97 - $41.17
Overtime $30.74 - $65.62
Annual Data $0$86K
Bonus $198 - $5,117
Profit Sharing $102 - $7,830
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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$44,423 - $86,833
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,180

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.

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Sonographer Tasks

  • 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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Sonographer


For Sonographers, comfortable salaries can be found at Kaiser Permanente; in fact, median earnings sit around $111K, the highest in the area.

Common Career Paths for Sonographer


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Sonographers who transition into an upper level Cardiac Sonographer position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Cardiac Sonographer makes $58K a year.

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Popular Skills for Sonographer


Sonographers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Pediatrics, Add New: Abdomen, RVT, and ABDOMINAL are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 11 percent and 16 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Abdomen, breast, and Sonography. Those familiar with Obstetrics/Gynecology also tend to know Cardiology and Vascular.

Pay by Experience Level for Sonographer

Pay by Experience for a Sonographer has a positive trend. An entry-level Sonographer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 687 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Sonographer 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 369 salaries. An experienced Sonographer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 322 salaries. A Sonographer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 114 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

22%

14%

9%

-1%

-1%

-3%

-6%

-6%

-10%

National Average: $62,490

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

With a pay rate for Sonographers that is 27 percent greater than the national average, Denver offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Sonographers will also find cushy salaries in Portland (+23 percent), Atlanta (+15 percent), Los Angeles (+11 percent), and Dallas (+10 percent). Trailing the national average by 11 percent, San Antonio is the market with the smallest paychecks. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Detroit (9 percent less) and Houston (5 percent less).

Sonographer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Sonographer?

Sonographer in San Jose:
"Travel Sonographer."
Pros: Beautiful area.
Cons: Have not found bad.

Sonographer in Charlotte:
"Great feeling to help people."
Pros: Parents come in anxious about their child's health and you become part of their care.
Cons: Very stressful, overworked.

Sonographer in Atlanta:
Earn all registries immediately! If offered and accept a position for a Vascular mobile unit, continue to apply to healthcare facilities. Mobile units can potentially burn you out.

Sonographer in New York:
BE GOOD TO SENOR TECHS THEY'LL TEACH YOU A LOT.

Sonographer in Green Bay:
"Injuries."
Call is usually brutal. Lack of sleep and expectations are you perform 100 percent. Clinical setting wanted by all. Hospital will wear you down. Expectations always increasing without compensation. Must have great patient care skills.

Sonographer in Washington:
"Good For Your Mind, Hard On Your Body."
Pros: I learn something new everyday about fetal development from the doctors that I work closely with. I meet interesting people.
Cons: This job can be very physically demanding. Many sonographers have to quit because of musculoskeletal injuries.

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Key Stats for Sonographer

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 342 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Sonographer Salaries

▲22%

▲12%

▲2%

National Average
$62,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Sonographer Salaries

Pediatrics
▲15%

Add New: Abdomen
▲11%

RVT
▲10%

ABDOMINAL
▲7%

▲1%


▼0%

National Average
$62,000

▼1%

Ultrasound
▼2%

▼6%

▼7%

breast
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 342 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 26%