Ultrasound Tech Salary in Kentucky - KY
By Susan Maphis, allied health world contributing writer
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Ultrasound technicians typically attend school for two years before becoming employed in the allied healthcare sector. They receive quite a lucrative compensation for their few years of schooling. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the U.S. Department of Labor, the average ultrasound technician salary in Kentucky is $56,010 per year. This averages to an hourly pay rate of $26.93. Sonographer salaries may vary, of course, depending upon one’s education, certification status, years of experience, and the area of the state in which one works.
An ultrasound tech working in the Lexington-Fayette area, for example, makes an average annual salary of $58,740, according to the BLS; while a sonographer working in the West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area earns about $48,510 annually. Here are some other salary statistics for ultrasound technicians in various parts of Kentucky:
- Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH: $56,780
- Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN: $55,210
- Evansville, IN-KY: $52,030
- Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN: $57,380
- South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area: $55,450
- West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area: $56,170
- East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area: $51,120
Employment for ultrasound technicians in Kentucky may be found in hospitals, outpatient clinics and private physicians’ offices. Some examples of potential employers of sonographers in Kentucky include Catholic Health Initiatives in Nicholasville; Norton Healthcare in Louisville; St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Edgewood; and Fleming County Hospital in Flemingsburg.