$62,224
Avg. Salary
$30.82
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$976

Profit Sharing

$1,000

The average pay for a Sonographer with RDMS skills is $30.82 per hour.

The average pay for a Sonographer with RDMS skills is $62,224 per year.

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MEDIAN $31
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MEDIAN $62,224
$42,928 - $99,078
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MEDIAN: $62,224
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$0$99K
Salary $42,928 - $99,078
Bonus $102 - $4,848
Profit Sharing $1,000
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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$48,774 - $88,620
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 131
Hourly Data $0$64
Hourly Rate $23.43 - $41.65
Overtime $32.96 - $64.97
Annual Data $0$88K
Bonus $102 - $4,848
Profit Sharing $1,000
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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$48,774 - $88,620
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,431

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.

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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 $56,000 based on 354 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 231 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 204 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 69 salaries.

Sonographer Reviews

Q: What is it like working in San Jose?

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.

Key Stats for Sonographer

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 275 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Sonographer Salaries

Late-Career
▲17%

Experienced
▲8%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$65,000

▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 275 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 26%