Ultrasonographer Salary

Most Ultrasonographers in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $32.63 per hour. Although roughly one in four lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and the larger part get dental coverage, too. Most Ultrasonographers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$37,000 - $95,497
$37K
$55K
$95K
MEDIAN: $55,000
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$23.68 - $43.54
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$33
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MEDIAN: $32.70
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$0$95K
Salary $37,000 - $95,497
Bonus $983
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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$46,917 - $94,404
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 24
Hourly Data $0$70
Hourly Rate $23.68 - $43.54
Overtime $31.78 - $70.92
Annual Data $0$94K
Bonus $983
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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$46,917 - $94,404
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 143

Job Description for Ultrasonographer

Ultrasonographers obtain images of patients’ internal organs using ultrasonic imaging. Strong people skills are important in this position, as ultrasonographers must explain procedures to patients and help them feel at ease. Different communication skills will be necessary for different patients, such as with children or those with disabilities. Those in this position are highly skilled and experienced at identifying what organs and body parts look like on ultrasound machines, and some basic troubleshooting and regular maintenance of these machines may also be part of the job.

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Ultrasonographer Tasks

  • Prepare and position patient for ultrasound exam and explain procedure.
  • Process and code film, videotape, images or prints from procedures and complete documentation for interpretation by physician.
  • Operate ultrasound equipment to produce and record images according to physician's directive.
  • Observe screen during scan to ensure satisfactory image for diagnostic purposes, making adjustments as required.

Common Career Paths for Ultrasonographer


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Ultrasonographers who advance into a position like Diagnostic Ultrasound Technologist may end up working for a little less. On average, Diagnostic Ultrasound Technologists take home $59K annually. A lot of Ultrasonographers advance their careers by becoming Ultrasound Technologists and Ultrasound Technicians. However, those positions offer $11K less and $16K less per year on average.

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Popular Skills for Ultrasonographer


Ultrasonographers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in ABDOMINAL, Obstetrics/Gynecology, breast, and Abdomen are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Vascular as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Abdomen and breast also typically command lower compensation. Those proficient in Abdomen are, more often than not, also skilled in breast and Vascular.

Pay by Experience Level for Ultrasonographer

Pay by Experience for an Ultrasonographer has a positive trend. An entry-level Ultrasonographer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 42 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Ultrasonographer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 35 salaries. An experienced Ultrasonographer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 69 salaries. An Ultrasonographer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 45 salaries.

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Key Stats for Ultrasonographer

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
29%

Experience Affects Ultrasonographer Salaries

▲19%

▲3%

National Average
$68,000

▼11%

▼15%

Skills That Affect Ultrasonographer Salaries

ABDOMINAL
▲12%


National Average
$68,000

breast
▼4%

▼8%

Vascular
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 29%