Nowadays, there is an increasing demand for ultrasound professionals because there are also an increasing number of patients who trust ultrasound procedures for their medical disease diagnosis. Here is an overview of the average ultrasound technician salary is expected to earn in a year depending on the level of experience and the location of employment.
In general, the level of experience is affecting how much an ultrasound tech earns in a year. The higher the years of experience of the ultrasound professional, the more income he will receive. The current sonography wage in an hourly rate is $17.38 to $36.64 while the yearly income range is $34,702 to $78,158. Ultrasound technicians working less than a year can earn $29,290 to $51,823. The income for the one who have been employed for one to four years is $29,620 to $58,801 per year. The yearly income for those who have been working for five to nine years is $38,189 to $75,490 while for the sonographers who have been in the sonography field for ten to nineteen years is $42,000 to $90,000 per year. Twenty or more years of working as an ultrasound sonographer can guarantee an ultrasound salary ranging from $54,821 to $78,611 per year.
There are some states in the US where the ultrasound income is higher than the US national average income. These states include New York, Texas, Florida, Illinois and California. In New York, ultrasound technicians earn a salary range of $32,973 to $116,350 while those who are in California earn $39,262 to $78,537 per year. The yearly income for the sonographers in Illinois and Florida is $40,547 to $93,883 and $29,799 to $81,703 per year respectively. In Texas, Pennsylvania and Michigan, the yearly salaries are $22,148 to $71,490; $36,241 to $61,286; and $14,497 to $59,910 respectively. The average ultrasound salary in Georgia is $16.38 to $32.31. In Indiana, New Jersey and Louisiana, the salary range of ultrasound technicians is estimated to be lower than the national average salaries for all medical sonographers in the country but is as competitive versus in other states.
According to some critics for the salaries received by ultrasound technicians when compared to other medical professionals in the same level such as the medical assistant, radiology technician and pharmacy technician. However, ultrasound professionals earn a lower salary when compared to radiologist. In conclusion, ultrasound technician salary is competitive but can be fluctuate depending on the level of experience and location of employment.