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Highest Paying Cities for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

The top 100 highest paying cities for diagnostic medical sonographers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of diagnostic medical sonographers in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $121,430, San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California is the highest paying city for diagnostic medical sonographers. It is followed by San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California (average annual salary $116,900). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of diagnostic medical sonographers in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$121,430
400
2 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$116,900
980
3 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$114,640
160
4 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$112,530
550
5 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$110,130
430
6 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$109,610
340
7 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$101,690
70
8 Salinas, California
$100,460
50
9 Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$98,220
30
10 North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$97,840
40
11 Stockton, California
$94,330
70
12 Modesto, California
$93,390
90
13 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$92,470
520
14 Norwich-New London, Rhode Island
$90,910
90
15 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$90,520
550
16 Bellingham, Washington
$90,050
100
17 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$89,820
480
18 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$89,710
670
19 Salem, Oregon
$89,030
60
20 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$88,460
70
21 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California
$87,700
30
22 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$86,620
60
23 Barnstable Town, Massachusetts
$85,900
90
24 Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, Massachusetts
$85,830
80
25 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$85,820
70
26 Tacoma, Washington
$85,700
120
27 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$84,220
1,550
28 Honolulu, Hawaii
$84,160
110
29 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$84,080
1,490
30 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$84,050
1,240
31 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$84,050
1,050
32 Boulder, Colorado
$83,600
90
33 Bremerton-Silverdale, Washington
$83,130
40
34 Fresno, California
$83,020
120
35 Spokane, Washington
$82,910
170
36 Olympia, Washington
$82,710
40
37 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$82,590
220
38 Worcester, Massachusetts
$82,570
100
39 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$82,410
1,150
40 Framingham, Massachusetts
$82,130
90
41 Colorado Springs, Colorado
$81,780
100
42 Yakima, Washington
$81,580
50
43 New Haven, Connecticut
$81,390
210
44 Anchorage, Alaska
$81,060
50
45 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$80,570
480
46 Redding, California
$79,990
30
47 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$79,650
390
48 Manchester, New Hampshire
$79,570
50
49 Oshkosh-Neenah, Wisconsin
$79,000
40
50 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$78,990
1,390
51 Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area, Wisconsin
$78,760
70
52 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$78,680
n/a
53 St Cloud, Minnesota
$78,400
120
54 Danbury, Connecticut
$78,310
50
55 Reno-Sparks, Nevada
$78,080
50
56 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$78,010
1,840
57 Southern Oregon and Linn County nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$77,850
30
58 Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, New Hampshire
$77,840
30
59 Visalia-Porterville, California
$77,820
60
60 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$77,580
850
61 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$77,550
210
62 Madison, Wisconsin
$77,530
170
63 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$77,520
1,290
64 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$77,470
950
65 Eau Claire, Wisconsin
$77,420
70
66 East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$77,390
60
67 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$77,380
480
68 Mount Vernon-Anacortes, Washington
$77,220
60
69 Western Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana
$77,160
30
70 Ogden-Clearfield, Utah
$76,970
70
71 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$76,750
1,080
72 Fort Collins-Loveland, Colorado
$76,640
40
73 Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, New Jersey
$76,260
50
74 Provo-Orem, Utah
$76,090
80
75 Waterbury, Connecticut
$76,080
60
76 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, New York
$75,900
120
77 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$75,680
380
78 Salt Lake City, Utah
$75,640
270
79 South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area, Wisconsin
$75,510
100
80 Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$75,390
40
81 Camden, New Jersey
$75,350
290
82 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$75,290
450
83 Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
$75,230
110
84 Rockford, Illinois
$74,960
90
85 Naples-Marco Island, Florida
$74,830
90
86 West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area, Wisconsin
$74,500
130
87 Wausau, Wisconsin
$74,310
90
88 Springfield, Massachusetts
$74,290
110
89 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$74,270
140
90 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$74,230
330
91 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$74,140
1,170
92 Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana
$74,010
50
93 Wilmington, New Jersey
$74,010
140
94 Nashua, New Hampshire
$74,000
40
95 Glens Falls, New York
$73,580
40
96 Peoria, Illinois
$73,560
90
97 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$73,560
120
98 Tucson, Arizona
$73,550
150
99 Utica-Rome, New York
$73,530
100
100 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$73,510
870
See also: Highest paying industries for diagnostic medical sonographers.