Entry-Level Sonographer Salary

Entry-Level Sonographers pull down an average of $26.55 per hour. Although one in four lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and a little more than half get dental coverage, too. For the most part, Entry-Level Sonographers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,248 - $73,145
$34K
$53K
$73K
MEDIAN: $52,801
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$20.00 - $35.22
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$27
$35
MEDIAN: $26.84
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$0$74K
Salary $34,248 - $73,145
Bonus $257.60 - $9,696
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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$40,570 - $74,108
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 158
Hourly Data $0$55
Hourly Rate $20.00 - $35.22
Overtime $28.89 - $55.36
Annual Data $0$74K
Bonus $257.60 - $9,696
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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$40,570 - $74,108
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 599

Sonographer Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $56,013

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

Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Sonographers, Seattle offers exceptional salaries, 29 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Sonographers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Portland (+28 percent), Boston (+27 percent), Fort Worth (+13 percent), and Los Angeles (+12 percent). With compensation 10 percent below the national average, San Antonio is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Orlando and Cleveland are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 9 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively.

Sonographer Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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.

Key Stats for Sonographer

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
16%

Skills That Affect Sonographer Salaries

Vascular
▲6%

RVT
▲1%

▼0%

National Average
$56,000


Sonography
▼4%

Cardiology
▼6%

Abdomen
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 26%