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The Pay Scale Of An Ultrasound Technician

By Edited Mar 14, 2014 0 1

 Now the most common question which is posed would be what be the highest one can earn? Well it is extremely difficult to determine to quote the accurate figure or amount.

They are several factors that are taken into consideration. Let us take a look at the most important key elements:

  • Geographical locations
  • Educational qualifications
  • Private or Public sectors

Geographical Location:  

 An ultrasound technician salary differs and varies in depending on the geographical locations. it plays a vital role. The highest income versus the lowest income is determined mostly on the locations one resides in. The salary varies remarkably. For example an ultrasound technician working in New Hampshire gets paid around $78000 if they work for fifteen years . Now coming to Anchorage, Alaska an ultrasound technician earn about $90,000 for the same amount of time . So based on this illustration one can conclude the huge difference in the pay scale depending on the geographical locations factor. California, New York and Georgia consist of the high wage earners who are ultrasound technician in nature. South Dakota, North Carolina are the lowest earning states. So one cannot determine exactly as to how much they can earn. 

Educational Qualifications: An Ultrasound Technician salary depends primarily on the educational qualifications one attains. This play a key role in determining as to how much one can earn. An Ultrasound technician with an associate degree can earn extremely well. If an individual holds certificate the salary would be remarkably low. Coming to the power point if an ultrasound technician is certified and licensed there is no looking back forever . One can negotiate with the skill set and various degrees one attains. If an individual is highly qualified and is extremely good in operating  sophisticated equipments then they can negotiate according to their parameters. In other words one has to master in these two fields to work according to their demands. 

Public or Private Sectors: An Ultrasound technician salary without doubt is depended on the sector one works for. For example one may hold high degree ,well versed with the functioning of equipments and let us say he works for public sector the pay would be considerably low although the individual to get lots of advantages such as job security medical coverage insurance pension and extra perks. The monthly salary for sure would be marginally low. Coming to a private sector an individual with the same above mentioned qualifications would earn remarkably well .Though they are not entitled to the additional benefits,they do get paid in good numbers. The salary also varies with full time versus part time.

Another crucial point to be taken into consideration would be the consistency an individual with the company. If they show credibility and be loyal to the company that in turn can help them to apply for higher positions in the same company which in turn would result in earning a good salary .one can choose how they would like to be paid depending on hourly, daily ,fortnight as well. The job is really interesting as it involves in various courses as well. It is extremely gratifying in nature as the most common would be administering ultrasound tests for pregnant women.

To conclude in totality the job of an Ultrasound Technician is a pleasurable job in nature with promising oppurtunities which is inclined towards growth in life unmistakably.



Aug 5, 2012 10:47pm
Nice article. My daughter had been thinking of this as a career awhile back.
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