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Highest Paying States for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $93,600, California is the highest paying state for diagnostic medical sonographers. It is followed by District of Columbia (average annual salary $88,880). 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 state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 California
$93,600
$52,310 5,640
2 District of Columbia
$88,880
$68,650 150
3 Washington
$87,610
$65,740 1,440
4 Oregon
$87,420
$65,670 690
5 Alaska
$85,710
$47,330 70
6 Massachusetts
$82,510
$55,910 1,940
7 Colorado
$81,030
$65,080 880
8 Arizona
$80,030
$52,030 1,480
9 Hawaii
$77,260
$50,400 170
10 Minnesota
$77,140
$60,700 1,540
11 New Hampshire
$76,210
$57,410 210
12 Utah
$75,950
$55,270 510
13 Connecticut
$75,870
$54,170 1,030
14 Illinois
$75,650
$52,490 2,450
15 Wisconsin
$75,590
$40,460 1,540
16 Vermont
$73,880
$54,450 80
17 New Jersey
$73,410
$54,040 2,280
18 Nevada
$73,070
$53,520 720
19 Delaware
$72,880
$57,630 160
20 Maryland
$72,180
$52,460 1,370
21 New York
$71,660
$51,500 4,730
22 Montana
$70,950
$53,040 190
23 Maine
$70,830
$53,080 190
24 Idaho
$70,710
$53,900 280
25 Virginia
$70,200
$50,270 1,610
26 Texas
$69,920
$51,580 5,190
27 Rhode Island
$69,560
$49,090 360
28 North Dakota
$69,190
$52,920 120
29 Kansas
$68,750
$51,730 540
30 New Mexico
$66,930
$51,850 500
31 Oklahoma
$66,350
$46,710 900
32 Missouri
$65,540
$48,200 1,290
33 Nebraska
$65,450
$51,840 480
34 Indiana
$65,170
$49,610 970
35 Pennsylvania
$64,390
$45,510 2,530
36 North Carolina
$63,860
$49,640 1,750
37 Wyoming
$63,630
$52,840 70
38 Iowa
$62,710
$44,710 860
39 Georgia
$62,230
$44,250 1,640
40 Mississippi
$62,200
$45,390 690
41 South Carolina
$62,180
$44,660 720
42 Ohio
$62,090
$48,160 2,160
43 Kentucky
$61,960
$46,800 840
44 Florida
$61,920
$46,150 5,120
45 Arkansas
$61,070
$44,080 490
46 Michigan
$60,800
$46,020 2,430
47 Tennessee
$59,770
$42,910 1,900
48 South Dakota
$58,940
$41,810 360
49 West Virginia
$57,570
$43,660 490
50 Louisiana
$55,060
$40,680 940
51 Alabama
$54,860
$39,170 1,100
52 Puerto Rico
$23,630
$16,480 500
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