The average salary for a sonographer (aka ultrasound technician) in the United States can vary from $40,000 – $200,000 per year depending on factors such as the sonographers state of employment, their position within their profession (job title), their negotiated salary, their level of education and training and any perks they received throughout the year.
In the United States the average salary of a sonographer is around $70,000 – $90,000 (est. 1/13).
The most important factors in determining how much a sonographer can earn includes the state they operate in, their job title and the level of education and training they have acquired.
During the last several years new career titles and increased demand for sonographers have led to higher wages and better benefits for those who either work as sonography technicians or are interested in becoming a sonographer technician.
In fact it is estimated that there will be a 40% increase in the demand for sonographer technicians between 2010 & 2020 which means more career opportunities, better pay and increased benefits over the next decade.
Sonographers are in charge of operating special imaging equipment that allows them to create images of the human body through the use of ultrasound technology.
This technology allows doctors, physicians and other health care professionals to observe the inner workings of their patient’s body and can help them determine any issues, abnormalities or possible complications that a patient may have.
Sonography may be used to look for tumors in the body, observe damaged or broken bones and observe the health status of babies during pregnancy.
Sonography may also be used to create images, 3D models and simulations which can be used in educational centers to teach future health care professionals about the human body.
In terms of where these technicians work sonographers may work in a number of different health care settings such as hospitals, health care clinics, doctor offices, physician offices, imaging facility and a number of other health care settings that may require their services.