$55,212
Avg. Salary
$26.18
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for an Ultrasound Technician is $26.18 per hour.

The average pay for an Ultrasound Technician is $55,212 per year.

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$16.07
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$38.34
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MEDIAN $55,212
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$0$79K
Salary $33,364 - $76,578
Bonus $0.00 - $4,160
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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$34,005 - $79,732
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 144
Hourly Data $0$55
Hourly Rate $16.07 - $38.34
Hourly Tips $2.50
Overtime $15.05 - $55.27
Annual Data $0$79K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,160
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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$34,005 - $79,732
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 486

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, to scan for kidney stones, or to check the heart for problems. The images are then sent to a doctor along with a written or oral report for further analysis. The technician should also be able to recommend if further scanning will be necessary to monitor or detect a health condition. The ultrasound technician may also determine if extra scanning is needed if the images produced in a scan are not clear enough. Additionally, the technician must be able to answer any patient questions before, during, and after the ultrasound.

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Popular Skills for Ultrasound Technician


Survey results suggest that Ultrasound Technicians put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with Cardiology, Abdomen, and Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN) are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 27 percent, 20 percent, and 12 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include ABDOMINAL. It is not unusual for someone who knows Abdomen to be familiar with Obstetrics/Gynecology as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Ultrasound Technician

Pay by Experience for an Ultrasound Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Ultrasound Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 304 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Ultrasound Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 73 salaries. An experienced Ultrasound Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 48 salaries. An Ultrasound Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 16 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

26%

National Average: $55,259

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

Surpassing the national average by 30 percent, Ultrasound Technicians in Las Vegas receive some of the highest pay in the country. Ultrasound Technicians will also find cushy salaries in New York (+29 percent), Tampa (+14 percent), Los Angeles (+4 percent), and San Diego (+3 percent). With compensation 9 percent below the national average, Houston is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Workers in Atlanta and Chicago earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (8 percent less and 4 percent less, respectively).

Ultrasound Technician Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Ultrasound Technician?

Ultrasound Technician in New York:
"I love it!"
Pros: Giving good diagnostic images for my patients.
Cons: Non communication.

Ultrasound Technician in Sylacauga:
"No Raise."
Make sure you ask about raises and everything you will do at your job.

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Key Stats for Ultrasound Technician

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Ultrasound Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲45%

▲20%

Mid-Career
▲12%

National Average
$55,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Ultrasound Technician Salaries

Cardiology
▲24%

Abdomen
▲17%


breast
▲8%

▲3%

National Average
$55,000

ABDOMINAL
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 31%