The average hourly pay for an Ultrasound Technologist is $29.94.
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Job Description for Ultrasound Technologist
An ultrasound technologist captures images of internal organs to provide information to doctors so they can determine if a problem is present. The technologist may also acquire images of fetuses to determine that normal growth and development is occurring. Prior to an ultrasound exam being carried out, the technologist provides information for the patient on the procedure and answers any of the patient's questions. The technologist conducts the exam, creates a summary of the findings, and delive…Read more
Ultrasound Technologist 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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Ultrasound Technologist
The top respondents for the job title Ultrasound Technologist are from the companies Radnet, MobilexUSA and Breast Care Specialists. Reported salaries are highest at HCA Physician Services where the average pay is $29.53. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Indiana University (IU) Health and HCA, Inc., earning around $29.07 and $29.00, respectively. Desert Valley Hospital pays the lowest at around $26.87. MobilexUSA and Radnet also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $27.11 and $27.92, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Ultrasound Technologist
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Skills in RDMS, Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN), Sonography, Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) and Radiology are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Ultrasound Technologist
An entry-level Ultrasound Technologist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $25.28 based on 131 salaries. An early career Ultrasound Technologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $27.46 based on 815 salaries. A mid-career Ultrasound Technologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $30.79 based on 441 salaries. An experienced Ultrasound Technologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $33.28 based on 483 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 Technologist in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 16.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (15.6% more) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (12.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Miami, Florida (5.6% less) and Houston, Texas (0.2% less).
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