Average Sonographer Hourly Pay

$31.07
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$960
Bonus
$1,500
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The average hourly pay for a Sonographer is $31.07.
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$23.49
MEDIAN
$31.07
90%
$42.01
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Hourly Rate
$23 - $42
Bonus
$198 - $4,834
Profit Sharing
$103 - $7,787
Total Pay
$48,613 - $88,856
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What Do Sonographers Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Sonographer

3.9 out of 5
(367)
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14Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Sonographer are from the companies Radnet, HCA, Inc. and Touchstone Imaging. Reported salaries are highest at Kaiser Permanente where the average pay is $49.00. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Radnet and HCA, Inc., earning around $33.11 and $31.33, respectively. Tallahassee Memorial Hospital (TMH) pays the lowest at around $25.06. Sanford Health and Touchstone Imaging also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $26.76 and $26.91, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Sonographers?

Skills in RDMS, Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN), Sonography, Cardiology and Radiology are correlated to pay that is above average.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Sonographers?

An entry-level Sonographer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $25.93 based on 131 salaries. An early career Sonographer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $28.23 based on 861 salaries. A mid-career Sonographer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $31.60 based on 551 salaries. An experienced Sonographer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $34.59 based on 548 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $38.
Employees with Sonographer in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 22.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Denver, Colorado (16.6% more) and Dallas, Texas (10.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (14.3% less) and Houston, Texas (0.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,358 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.6%
Early Career
36.5%
Mid Career
23.4%
Experienced
23.2%
Late Career
11.3%