Google Trend growth of Ultrasound Technicians has certainly been profound since 2009 when the interest rocketed up of people going to Google and searching for the term. The interest has died down a little in the 2013 time frame but has stayed much higher than in the past before 2009.
Bureau of Labor Statistics salary information shows that Ultrasound Technicians are categorized under the Diagnostic Medical Sonographers classification and made a 2010 median pay of about $64,380 a year coming out to around $30.95 an hour. The degree required is only an Associates Degree for placement as an Ultrasound Tech. The total number of Ultrasound Technician jobs available in 2010 were 53,700 and are expected to grow by 44% which is faster than most careers in American. This will add nearly 23,400 Ultrasound Technician job positions to the market from 2010 – 2020. As you can see from the state by state salary listings an Ultrasound Tech can get paid as much as $74,000 a year if you are employed in one of the best paying states.
Listed below is information that is specific to Ultrasound Technician job salaries that you can expect to receive in that state area. Our state by state breakdown allows you to see which state is best to get a job as a Ultrasound Technician. The salary information provided below is off of real-world job listings for Ultrasound Technicians and the pay offered for those jobs. We source Indeed, Simply Hired, PayScale and GlassDoor.com. The information provided by Indeed about their process for collecting salary averages is as follows: “Indeed Salary Search is based on an index of salary information extracted from over 50 million job postings from thousands of unique sources over the last 12 months. Many job descriptions don’t contain salary information, but there are enough that do to produce statistically significant median salaries for millions of keyword, job title and location combinations – in fact, most job searches you are likely to think of. As new jobs are added each day, the Indeed Salary Search index is automatically updated with fresh salary data, so the salary results are as up-to-date as they could possibly be.”