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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,830
25th Percentile Wage
$71,050
50th Percentile Wage
$90,880
75th Percentile Wage
$113,510
90th Percentile Wage
$133,270

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 $133,270. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $90,880. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $52,830.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of diagnostic medical sonographers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$90,880
-2.99% 7.48%
2016
$93,600
-3.08% -
2015
$96,480
6.97% -
2014
$89,760
4.18% -
2013
$86,010
2.24% -
2012
$84,080
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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 $73,150 to $115,800. The highest paying area for diagnostic medical sonographers in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $115,800. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Salinas (mean annual salary $112,250). The lowest paying area is Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $73,150.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$115,800
Salinas
$112,250
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$110,370
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$104,180
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$103,320
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$102,860
Vallejo-Fairfield
$99,410
Stockton
$98,970
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$98,360
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$98,090
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$96,690
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$94,850
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$92,740
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$89,000
Fresno
$85,540
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$84,950
Yuba City
$84,560
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$84,220
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$82,080
Modesto
$80,540
Bakersfield-Delano
$80,160
Visalia-Porterville
$80,120
Redding
$79,990
Chico
$78,820
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$77,860
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$77,720
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$75,680
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$73,150




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