The ultrasound technician salary is one of the highest salaries among many professionals earning in the Medicine industry. In contrast of the notion of many people that ultrasound is mainly for the pregnant women, ultrasound sonography has a lot of sub-fields, which include vascular sonography. Vascular sonography is the sub-specialty, which is responsible in diagnosing the diseases related to the veins and arteries of the human body. Just like any other sub-specialties in the ultrasound sonography field, vascular ultrasound technician salary is also considered to be high. Here is an overview of the average salary received by vascular ultrasound technicians given the factors that determine the salary ranges of the sonographers.
One of the important factors, which determine the vascular sonographers’ salary range, is the number of years the technicians have been working in their profession. For a vascular ultrasound tech who has been working for at least one to four years is more likely to be paid between $38,377 and $66,841 annually. Five to nine years of valuable service as a vascular sonographer will expect salary ranging from $46,773 to $83,176 while those who have been working for ten to nineteen years receive salary ranging from $51,064 – $97,871. Twenty years or more of working as vascular ultrasound tech will guarantee to have the highest salary starting from $53,123 and could be as high as $147,865.
Another important deciding factor for the salary ranges of vascular sonogarpher is the location of employment. The salary depend on the location of the work that is why before someone search for vascular ultrasound jobs, knowledge of the average salary per region is essential. Vascular sonographer salary in California is very attractive. California compensates vascular sonographers with salaries ranging from $66,129 to $108,090. Those technicians in Florida can earn from $43,915 to $97,871 while for the vascular sonographers working in Michigan income is ranging from $52,500 to $81,500. Vascular sonographers are compensated in Texas, New York, Georgia and Washington with salaries ranging from $40,268 to $72,689; $50,000 to $68,250; $40,695 to $62,945 and $51,500 to $60,000 per year respectively.
Certification or License
Certifications or licenses acquired by vascular sonographers also affect the salary range. Although license is not required for ultrasound technicians in general, a vascular ultrasound technician is required to be registered in medical sonography before being trained in vascular sonography field. Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) is guaranteed to have a salary range starting from $41,106 to $100,000. For the Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) the guaranteed salary will range from $43,000 to $66,083 per year. Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) will get a yearly income starting from $50,868 to $91,385.
In order to make sure that vascular sonographers get high income and build good careers, several requirements are needed to be accomplished. This starts from the degree program, which one should complete in one of ultrasound tech schools. Sub-specialization training is needed in order to become a vascular sonographer and be among the highest paid medical professionals.