Updated December 12, 2022

Average Cardiac Sonographer Salary

$79,641yearly

$38.29 hourly

Entry level Salary
$54,000 yearly
$54,000
10%
$79,641
Median
$116,000
90%

How much does a Cardiac Sonographer make?

Cardiac sonographers make $79,641 per year on average, or $38.29 per hour, in the United States. Cardiac sonographers on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $54,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $116,000.

Location impacts how much a cardiac sonographer can expect to make. Cardiac sonographers make the most in California, Oregon, Idaho, Rhode Island, and Washington.

Highest Paying States For Cardiac Sonographers

While a cardiac sonographer can average a salary of $79,641 per year, or $38.29 per hour, there are many opportunities for cardiac sonographers to make more. For example, in Oakland, CA you might make $138,493 per year. Other high-paying locations include Portland, OR, Vancouver, WA and Northampton, MA. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Oakland, CA where the average starting salary is $92,000. The highest paying states for cardiac sonographers include California, Oregon and Idaho. Meanwhile, South Dakota, New Hampshire, and Iowa offer the lowest salaries.
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Cardiac Sonographer average salary by State

RankStateAvg. SalaryHourly RateJob Count
1Connecticut$95,346$45.8458
2North Dakota$88,113$42.3633
3Alaska$93,968$45.1816
4Washington$95,720$46.0296
5New Mexico$90,457$43.4925
6Massachusetts$93,606$45.00111
7California$127,301$61.20180
8Vermont$86,499$41.5912
9Rhode Island$95,939$46.129
10Oregon$97,529$46.8933
11Idaho$96,771$46.524
12Nevada$94,309$45.3411
13Maine$78,580$37.7837
14Montana$91,876$44.178
15Arkansas$82,351$39.5922
16New York$86,450$41.56115
17New Jersey$82,225$39.53108
18Delaware$82,680$39.7511
19Colorado$79,117$38.0480
20Pennsylvania$72,754$34.98191
21Tennessee$73,031$35.1183
22Louisiana$73,829$35.4948
23Mississippi$78,139$37.5715
24District of Columbia$89,603$43.0813
25Georgia$76,154$36.61118
26North Carolina$75,459$36.28117
27Nebraska$74,335$35.7428
28Wyoming$77,621$37.325
29Florida$76,272$36.67173
30Arizona$80,091$38.5127
31Maryland$80,216$38.5761
32Ohio$72,140$34.6896
33Illinois$75,971$36.52107
34Kentucky$72,950$35.0732
35Oklahoma$75,255$36.1811
36Kansas$73,268$35.2325
37Hawaii$59,696$28.7013
38Wisconsin$69,336$33.3377
39West Virginia$67,744$32.5721
40Minnesota$73,784$35.4758
41Michigan$70,357$33.8373
42New Hampshire$62,732$30.1650
43South Dakota$63,060$30.3219
44South Carolina$64,438$30.9867
45Texas$68,909$33.13177
46Missouri$65,353$31.4258
47Utah$69,703$33.5122
48Iowa$61,820$29.7237
49Indiana$59,062$28.4068
50Virginia$64,712$31.1172
51Alabama$59,108$28.4225

Highest Paying Cities For Cardiac Sonographers

RankCityAvg. SalaryHourly Rate
1Oakland, CA$138,493$66.58
2Portland, OR$97,679$46.96
3Vancouver, WA$96,491$46.39
4Northampton, MA$93,845$45.12
5Bismarck, ND$88,048$42.33
6Burlington, VT$85,523$41.12
7Rochester, NY$81,549$39.21
8Camden, NJ$81,073$38.98
9Baltimore, MD$80,703$38.80
10Phoenix, AZ$80,518$38.71
11Portland, ME$80,058$38.49
12Orlando, FL$76,494$36.78
13Chicago, IL$76,221$36.64
14Atlanta, GA$76,038$36.56
15Morristown, TN$75,385$36.24

Cardiac Sonographers Salary Details

Average Cardiac Sonographer Salary Graph
Average Cardiac Sonographer Salary Graph, Trends, and Summary

What is a Cardiac Sonographer's Salary?

PercentileAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly Rate
90th Percentile$116,000$9,667$56
75th Percentile$97,000$8,083$47
Average$79,641$6,637$38
25th Percentile$65,000$5,417$31
10th Percentile$54,000$4,500$26

Highest Paying Types of Cardiac Sonographers

Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
X-Ray Technician$51,642$4,304$24.8360,780
Ultrasound Technologist$84,702$7,059$40.7252,198
Mammography Technician$64,362$5,363$30.9452,998
Cardiovascular Technician$62,986$5,249$30.2837,036
Ultrasonographer$79,249$6,604$38.1013,346
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer$85,607$7,134$41.1658,800

Which Companies Pay Cardiac Sonographers The Most?

According to our most recent salary estimates, Washington Hospital Healthcare System and Erlanger Health System are the highest paying companies for cardiac sonographers.

Cardiac Sonographer Pay Trends

Average Cardiac Sonographer Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Cardiac Sonographer Salary By Year

    YearAvg. SalaryHourly Rate% Change
    2023$79,600$38.29+2.1%
    2022$78,000$37.48+2.4%
    2021$76,100$36.57+1.5%
    2020$74,900$36.01+2.5%
    2019$73,100$35.13+1.0%

    Recently Added Cardiac Sonographer Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Peace HealthCardiac Sonographer-EchocardiologyBellingham, WA11/25/2022$89,073
    Careerbuilder-UsEcho Cardiac SonographerMurphy, NC11/23/2022$58,436
    Careerbuilder-UsPediatric Cardiac SonographerRichmond, VA11/22/2022$62,610
    Maxim Healthcare StaffingPediatric Cardiac SonographerChicago, IL11/17/2022$200,665
    The Reserves NetworkCardiac SonographerHouston, TX11/15/2022$83,480
    The Reserves NetworkCardiac SonographerHouston, TX11/15/2022$83,480
    Mayo ClinicCardiac Sonographer Echo DaysJacksonville, FL11/13/2022$61,900
    John Muir HealthCardiac Sonographer-PN Cardiology Clinic-SAN Ramon--DaysSan Ramon, CA11/12/2022$134,612
    VCU HealthPediatric Cardiac SonographerRichmond, VA11/11/2022$62,610
    VCU HealthPediatric Cardiac SonographerRichmond, VA11/11/2022$62,610

    Cardiac Sonographer Salaries FAQs

    What State Pays Cardiac Sonographers The Most?

    California pays Cardiac Sonographers the most in the United States, with an average salary of $127,301 per year, or $61.20 per hour.

    How Do I Know If I'm Being Paid Fairly As A Cardiac Sonographer?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Cardiac Sonographer if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in Oregon you should be paid close to $97,529 per year.

    What Type Of Cardiac Sonographer Gets Paid The Most?

    Sonographer gets paid the most. Sonographer made a median salary of $85,898. The best-paid 10 percent make $104,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $70,000.

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