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Ultrasound Tech Salary in Califronia - VA

Virginia Ultrasound Technician Salaries

The average Virginia Ultrasound Technician salary is approximately 6% higher than the national average. Of the more than 1100 registered technicians in the state, the median salary in May 2008 was $64, 873.  Entry level positions paid $47,111.  Broken down into hourly wages, the median rate was $31.19/hour and the entry-level rate $22.65/hour. An experienced Ultrasound Technician could earn $34.79/hour or $72,365 annually.

Comparison of salaries for Ultrasound Technicians in major cities/metropolitan areas in Virginia:

  • Lynchburg - $66,093
  • Roanoke - $62,202
  • Arlington/Alexandria/Washington D.C. - $70,891
  • Virginia Beach/Norfolk/Newport News - $60,663
  • Richmond - $64,278
  • Harrisonburg - $59,729

(www.vawc.virginia.gov)

Ultrasound Technicians – Professional Associations

There are several national professional associations for Ultrasound Technicians. In addition, specialty areas have professional associations as well (vascular or cardiovascular associations).

ARDMS
51 Monroe Street, Plaza East One
Rockville, MD 20850-2400
(301) 738-8401 or (800) 541-9754
FAX: (301) 738-0312
www.ardms.com

The ARDMS administers examinations and awards credentials and maintains a registry for general and specialized sonographers. Annual dues are $60.

Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
2745 Dallas Parkway, Suite 350
Plano, TX 75093
(800) 229-9506
Fax (214) 473-8563
www.sdms.org

The purpose of the SDMS is to preserve the high level of excellence among practicing members, promote educational resources for and about the field of medical sonography, and protect the interests of both patients and members. The annual dues are $145.

American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
14750 Sweitzer Lane, Suite 100
Laurel, MD 20707   
(301) 498-4100
www.aium.org

The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine is an organization of sonographers, physicians, scientists, and students which promotes the use of ultrasound technology in medicine.  It publishes The Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine (JUM), provides continuing education information, and promotes networking among ultrasound professionals. Annual dues are $140.

Health Professions Network
1850 Samuel Morse Drive
Reston, Virginia 20190-5316
Phone: (703) 708-9000
Fax: (703) 708-9015
www.healthpronet.org

The Health Professionals Network (HPN) is a collaborative group of professional healthcare providers (including more than 200 different medical positions such as diagnostic medical sonographers, medical assistants, physicians, nurses, radiologic technologists, etc.), accrediting bodies, educational entities, and licensing and certification organizations.  It focuses on exploring current issues in healthcare and advancing health professions. Membership is free.

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