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 – $85,000.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Alberta at $45.86 per hour.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Medical Sonographers in Canada

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
Calgary – Alberta*(1) 40.69 45.86 52.62 2019
Edmonton – Alberta*(1) 40.69 45.86 52.62 2019
Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia 36.00 40.00 44.50 2018
Winnipeg – Manitoba(3) 30.00 38.00 45.96 2018
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1) 28.00 36.14 41.18 2018
Halifax – Nova Scotia(1) 28.00 36.14 41.18 2018
Toronto – Ontario 30.00 37.00 44.00 2018
London – Ontario 30.00 37.00 44.00 2018
Ottawa – Ontario 30.00 37.00 44.00 2018
Hamilton / Niagara – Ontario 30.00 37.00 44.00 2018
Prince Edward Island(3) 30.00 38.00 45.96 2018
Montreal – Quebec(3) 30.00 38.00 45.96 2018
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan(3) 30.00 38.00 45.96 2018

Methodology

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 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for technical occupations in health, which includes medical sonographers, is $29.87. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,094 giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment sector of $57,000.

Licensing

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.

Visa

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

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