Medical Sonographer / Ultrasound Technologist Salary Canada

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Average Medical Sonographers’ Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Medical Sonographers.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 3216.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: medical sonographer, ultrasound technologist and diagnostic medical sonography instructor.

Employment prospects for medical sonographers are very good in Canada. The government forecasts that an aging population combined with the arrival of new medical technologies and techniques will require more medical sonographers for the near future.

A typical full-time annual salary is in the region of $65,000 – $80,000.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Alberta at $45.17 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Quebec at $33.52 per hour.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Medical Sonographers in Canada

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta*(1) 42.06 45.17 47.45 2017
Edmonton – Alberta*(1) 42.06 45.17 47.45 2017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 16.50 36.72 50.11 2014
Winnipeg – Manitoba 30.23 36.84 46.16 2011
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick
Halifax – Nova Scotia
Toronto – Ontario 23.00 34.00 42.00 2016
London – Ontario 23.00 34.00 42.00 2016
Ottawa – Ontario(1) 23.00 34.00 42.00 2016
Hamilton / Niagara – Ontario 23.00 34.00 42.00 2016
Prince Edward Island
Montreal – Quebec(1) 24.12 33.52 46.55 2011
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan


Duties in this occupation include:
›› Operating ultrasound imaging equipment
›› Monitoring examination by viewing images on a video screen
›› Observing and caring for patients throughout examinations
›› Preparing examination reports for physicians
Comparison with employment group

The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for technical occupations in health, which includes medical sonographers, is $28.23. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1005, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment sector of $52,000.


Certification examinations by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers are usually required by employers. Registration with the Canadian Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers or a provincial counterpart may be required by employers.


Currently, this occupation is an eligible occupation for express entry immigration with the federal skilled worker permanent resident visa.

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Medical Laboratory Technicians
Medical Laboratory Technologists
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