How much do ultrasound technicians earn?

Updated April 17, 2017

Ultrasounds are becoming more advanced, and a lot can be determined with just an ultrasound. Because of this, the demand for ultrasound technicians is increasing. The pay for an ultrasound technician depends on experience, education and workplace.

Lowest 10 Percent

The lowest 10 per cent of ultrasound technicians earn a salary of less than £22,750 a year. These technicians are typically just starting out and have little to no experience.


The average ultrasound technician earns just a little more than £32,500 a year. These technicians have the knowledge and experience that is desirable to their employers.

Highest 10 Percent

The highest 10 per cent of technicians earn more than £45,500 a year. Technicians in this category earn their pay by getting the proper education and certification. These technicians might also work in a private office instead of a hospital.

Starting Wages

Technicians typically start out with an hourly wage of £9 to £11.


Ultrasound technicians often work part time and no more than 30 hours a week.


Obtaining a bachelor's degree or a certification in sonography will increase an ultrasound technician's earnings.

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