Due to the technological advancements in the medical field, there is rising employment opportunities in a variety of medical subsections, especially the technical oriented. In reality, technical jobs in the medical arena are some of the fastest growing in all employment fields.
Essentially, technicians are some of the most skilled workers in an organization. They provide all the technical support that is needed for the smooth running of an organization’s operation. For instance, an engineering technician has certain skills and technical support knowledge in a specific subsection of engineering. An ultrasound technician provides physicians and other medical professionals in need with some much-needed support in sonography. Being this important, well-qualified and reliable ultrasound technicians are some of most well compensated professionals in the medical arena.
Typically, their salaries vary from one state to another, as do most of the salaries paid in the US. Apart from this, there are other deciding factors that are considered when fixing ultrasound technician salaries in the country. Some of these deciding factors include the geographical location, educational background, related skills and specific medical subsection being entered to name but a few. Speaking generally, ultrasound techs can expect to earn salaries in the ranges of $40,000 to $95,000 on an annual basis.
The growing and ever expanding medical industry promises that these salaries will go on increasing on an annual basis as more and more patients demand well qualified ultrasound technicians. In fact, the demand for all medical professionals continues to be on an upward trend in all states of the US. All the same, talking about an hourly rate, the ultrasound technician salary starts from an average of $22 to $35 by the hour, depending on such factors as the employer and the location.
Obviously, those employed in towns and in private medical organizations earn more than those in public or upcountry medical institutions, as is true of all other employment in the country. However, as you continue to become more experienced, obviously your annual salary goes on rising. As such, it isn’t surprising to note that in some states an experienced ultrasound technician takes home a princely sum of $95,000 per year.
The states that pay the highest ultrasound technician salary in America include, Alaska, Hawaii, Washington, Connecticut, California and Oregon, to name but a few. The best tech’s salaries in these states range from $70,000 to $95,000 annually. The lowest paying states include, Arkansas, Wyoming, West Virginia, Alabama and Mississippi. If you want to practice in these states you should expect to take home salaries in the range of $30,000 to $70,000 depending on your experience, skills and educational qualifications. In addition to the normal salaries, you can also expect to get some other attractive side perks while practicing as an ultrasound tech in all American states, well paying or not.
Although the above figures are what you can expect to earn while practicing in these so-called low paying states, you can note that the figures are not so bad after all. To help you decide if you want to get into this profession, researching on the salary expectations in other medical professions can be a good idea. This is especially so if salaries on offer are what is motivating your decision.