50%+ sonogram techs are working in hospitals, the rest are employed in: labs, health care facilities, physician offices, and various other settings related to medical.
Most of the Sonogram Techs work for 40 hours a week if they are working part time, if they are hired by hospitals they even work on holidays and weekends and might be called for on call duties.
Factor affecting Sonogram Technician Salary:
The factors that affect Sonogram Tech Salary are experience, education, geographic location, credentials and specialization. People registered with the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers are paid higher due to their affiliation.
Sonogram Technician who can work in different fields and operate different equipments might even get a higher pay. The state you are living in even has a high impact on your salary.
- Minimum Salary
Minimum Sonogram Technician Salary 2011 is $34,702/year and $17.38/hour, the minimum overtime paid to them is $29.29/hour and minimum bonus is $97.73/year.
- Maximum Salary
Maximum Sonogram Tech Salary is $28,158/year and $36.64/hour, the maximum overtime paid to them is $55.79 and maximum bonus is $2,921/year.
The average salary paid to Sonogram Techs is $61,980 per year and around $30/hour.
- How long it takes to obtain Maximum Salary
Although; you can gain training after getting hired, but employers prefer to hire those who have already been trained in formal settings.
This means that to qualify as a Sonogram Technician you have to either go for the associate degree program or certification. There fore once you are well trained in formal settings, the time period you require to excel and earn maximum salary is less than those who are pursuing this career without formal training.
Job description for Sonogram Techs
A Sonogram Tech is trained to operate ultrasound machines so they can conduct the process on the patient and obtain results for diagnostic purposes. They aid the patient in getting on and off the ultrasound machine and make sure that the required information is obtained in the process. Later they create records for test conducted on the patient.