Ultrasound technician salary is reported to be among the highest even though the period to complete the educational requirements is shorter than other medical professionals. In a matter of two years, the ultrasound students can graduate to become qualified in pursuing sonography careers. Today, more students are interested to pursue medical sonography careers. This is because the ultrasound tech profession guarantees stable and highly compensated jobs. In the USA the ultrasound tech wage starts from $18 to $25 per hour depending on the different factors. Some states compensate sonographers more than the national average salary for sonographers such as California, Texas and New York; other states pay lower than the national average such as Ohio.
The national ultrasound technician salary in 2011 is $74,000 per year. In Ohio, the ultrasound salary is lower than the national average for ultrasound technicians. The highest pay in Ohio is the region of Toledo where the average compensation is $73,606, which is still lower than the average national salary. In Youngstown, the average income is $72,078. In Mansfield, the average yearly income is $69,360 while those in Middletown receive an average salary of $68,926. An average of $67,731 is given to the sonographers in Hamilton while those in Hebron, Port Clinton, Lancaster and Cincinnati share the same income of $67,576. In Cleveland, Elyria, Medina and Lorain, an ultrasound tech receives an average salary of $67,358 while sonographers in Canton and Massillon are compensated with an average salary of $67,015. In the Dayton area, the average ultrasound income is $67,049 while in Macedonia and Akron it is $65,706. The average salary in Lima is $65,392 while in Coshocton and Zanesville sonographers are compensated with an average of $64,999. In Bucyrus, the average pay is $63,129; in Chillicothe it is $62,731 while in Steubenville it is $61,868 per year.
Although ultrasound technician salary in Ohio is lower than the national average, there is a chance for the sonographers to earn more than the national salary. Sonographer salaries in some states are relatively higher and ultrasound sonographers can seek greener fortune in job opportunities from other location in the US.