Radiology professionals are in demand around the country, and Fusion Marketplace offers employment for travel ultrasound tech jobs in every kind of facility and location.
Fusion Marketplace has everything you need when it comes to finding the perfect ultrasound and sonography tech jobs. Here, you have the freedom to compare perks and benefits offered by staffing agencies in one place - including pay packages, 401k plans, medical, and dental insurance. So create a profile and find your next job today!
12 Alaska Ultrasound Tech Travel jobs available
12 Alaska Ultrasound Tech Travel jobs available
Alaska Travel Ultrasound Technologist FAQ
How Much Do Ultrasound Technologists Make?
The salary for a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer depends on the experience of the sonographer or ultrasound tech as well as the location, facility, and assignment. The median salary for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers was $75,920 in 2020 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics with the majority earning between $63,020 and $90,940. Entry Level positions or those paying the lowest 10% of salaries earned around $53,790 while the highest 10% earned more than $105,340. Typically, a sonographer and ultrasound tech travel job will provide considerably higher hourly and weekly pay than permanent positions in the same location, though this varies widely by assignment and the skills and experience of each traveler.
What Does an Ultrasound Technologist Do?
Ultrasound Technicians - or Ultrasound Technologists - operate equipment that uses high-frequency sound waves to record images of patients’ internal organs and evaluate blood flow. The videos and images are used to help physicians diagnose and create treatment plans for their patients.
The OB/GYN or Obstetrics Sonographer performs diagnostic ultrasound imaging of the female reproductive organs (uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, and pelvis) to identify structural abnormalities and/or to guide procedures.
Also known as cardiac sonographers, echo techs use ultrasound equipment to obtain images of the heart and listen to blood flow in the veins and arteries. They typically care for patients with heart-related issues.
Also known as vascular sonographers, vascular techs perform ultrasounds on the blood vessels that are located anywhere in the body but the heart. These images are used to detect the presence of diseases and monitor blood flow and blood pressure.
How Do Pay Packages Work for Allied Travel Jobs?
While compensation offers can vary greatly depending on the contract or agency offering, pay packages for travel radiologist jobs typically have four major components: hourly taxable wages, meals and incidentals, housing, and travel. Some agencies may present hourly pay,
Full-time ultrasound techs working at healthcare facilities receive a salary, but most travel allied health employers offer hourly wages. Every pay package must include a taxable hourly wage, and the amount can vary depending on the shift, location, and specialty required of the assignment.
Housing payments can be included in a payment from a staffing agency. This is typically offered in two ways. Either the company is providing housing, or the traveler is taking the housing stipend. It is more beneficial for the traveler to take the housing stipend for two primary reasons. First, they will have a choice in where they stay. Everyone’s definitions of comfortable and acceptable are different. The second reason the housing stipend is more beneficial for them is that it can be given as a nontaxable amount.
Meals and Incidentals
Also known as per diems, meal and incidental stipends provide a daily budget for daily living expenses. These standards vary depending on the cost of living in cities and states across the country.
Travel is the last portion of the pay package. Many recruiters may not even offer travel and instead put that money into the per diems or housing for their traveler so they are receiving the benefits over the entire contract, not just at the very beginning or end of the contract. While a travel stipend can be used to cover the cost of a flight for the traveler, it is more often than not used to subsidize the traveler’s expenses to and from an assignment. Travel expenses can be offered as a reimbursement rate per mile, though many agencies will opt to offer a flat rate to and from an assignment.
Getting Started as a Traveling Ultrasound Technologist
Many ultrasound techs find work through allied health agencies and marketplaces, which means you have better access to job boards to choose your schedule, location, and salary. When you begin browsing for jobs, be sure to consider the housing options, the benefits, the guaranteed hours' policy, and the recruiting company’s overall reputation.
The good news is that Fusion Marketplace has everything you need when it comes to finding the perfect ultrasound and sonography techs. Here, you have the freedom to compare perks and benefits offered by staffing agencies in one place - including pay packages, 401k plans, medical, and dental insurance. So create a profile and find your next job today.