The average hourly pay for an Ultrasound Technician is $26.87.
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$17 - $39
$10 - $5,350
$36,213 - $80,518
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Job Description for Ultrasound Technician
Ultrasound technicians use ultrasound machines that utilize high frequency sound waves and their echoes to obtain anatomical images. Technicians may scan children, adults and/or animals depending on the needs of their position. Ultrasounds are used to scan patients for potential diseases and to monitor current heath conditions; they are also used in routine maternity checkups. For example, they may use the ultrasound to display the anatomy of fetuses, to check organs such as the liver for masses…Read more
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Popular Skills for Ultrasound Technician
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Skills in Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN), RDMS, Sonography and Cardiology are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Urology.
Pay by Experience Level for Ultrasound Technician
An entry-level Ultrasound Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $24.43 based on 207 salaries. An early career Ultrasound Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.26 based on 325 salaries. A mid-career Ultrasound Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $29.95 based on 111 salaries. An experienced Ultrasound Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $33.01 based on 93 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $36.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Ultrasound Technician in their job title in Atlanta, Georgia earn an average of 20.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (14.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Burbank, California (33.0% less), Orlando, Florida (9.6% less) and Miami, Florida (8.9% less).
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