Diagnostic Medical Sonographers Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for diagnostic medical sonographers in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of diagnostic medical sonographers amongst California cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,310
25th Percentile Wage
$71,680
50th Percentile Wage
$93,600
75th Percentile Wage
$116,830
90th Percentile Wage
$134,950

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for diagnostic medical sonographers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $134,950. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $93,600. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $52,310.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25.15
25th Percentile Wage
$34.46
50th Percentile Wage
$45.00
75th Percentile Wage
$56.17
90th Percentile Wage
$64.88

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for diagnostic medical sonographers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $64.88. The median hourly salary is $45.00. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25.15.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of diagnostic medical sonographers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201693,600-3.08%10.17%
201596,4806.97%-
201489,7604.18%-
201386,0102.24%-
201284,080--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of diagnostic medical sonographers in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of diagnostic medical sonographers in state of California ranges from $74,270 to $121,430. The highest paying area for diagnostic medical sonographers in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $121,430. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont (mean annual salary $116,900). The lowest paying area is Bakersfield-Delano with a median annual salary of $74,270.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$121,430
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$116,900
Vallejo-Fairfield
$114,640
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$112,530
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$110,130
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$109,610
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$101,690
Salinas
$100,460
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$98,220
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$97,840
Stockton
$94,330
Modesto
$93,390
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$92,470
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$87,700
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$85,820
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$84,220
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$84,050
Fresno
$83,020
Redding
$79,990
Visalia-Porterville
$77,820
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$77,380
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$75,680
Bakersfield-Delano
$74,270


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