Sonographer Salary

A Sonographer earns an average wage of $29.61 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Pediatrics, Add New: Abdomen, and RVT.
Read More
$38,852 - $83,058
$39K
$58K
$83K
MEDIAN: $58,410
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$21.51 - $41.16
$22
$30
$41
MEDIAN: $29.94
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$0$86K
Salary $38,852 - $83,058
Bonus $402.68 - $7,946
Profit Sharing $1,250
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).
)
$43,366 - $86,725
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 244
Hourly Data $0$65
Hourly Rate $21.51 - $41.16
Overtime $30.04 - $65.42
Annual Data $0$86K
Bonus $402.68 - $7,946
Profit Sharing $1,250
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).
)
$43,366 - $86,725
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,168

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

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.

Read More...

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.

Common Career Paths for Sonographer


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px

Sonographer Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Sonographer

Popular Skills for Sonographer

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

National Average: $62,078

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

Sonographer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Sonographer?

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 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.

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Sonographer

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 169 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%
ADVERTISEMENT
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Experience Affects Sonographer Salaries

▲23%

▲13%

▲3%

National Average
$62,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Sonographer Salaries

Pediatrics
▲16%

Add New: Abdomen
▲12%

RVT
▲10%

ABDOMINAL
▲7%

▲2%


▲1%

National Average
$62,000

▼1%

Ultrasound
▼1%

▼5%

▼6%

breast
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 169 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 25%
ADVERTISEMENT