The ultrasound tech salary will vary depending on the education and experience level of the technician, the number of specialties practiced, the geographic location, the facility as well as many other factors. The median tech salary is just under $62,000 annually so the prospects are great regardless. The hourly wages for an ultrasound tech average out at about $30 an hour with most technicians and related professionals working about three overtime hours per week and earning an additional $3 per hour for on-call work.
When starting your career, you can expect to make no less than $40,000 annually. As you gain more experience your salary will rapidly increase. When you become very skilled and have solid references, you can expect to make upwards of $80,000 per year. Please note that your salary will be impacted on what part of the country you live in. For example, an ultrasound tech living in New York will make considerable more than one in Dallas as the cost of living is very different.