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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 $91,790, Hawaii is the highest paying state for diagnostic medical sonographers. It is followed by California (average annual salary $90,880). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [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 Hawaii
$91,790
$71,690 150
2 California
$90,880
$52,830 6,380
3 District of Columbia
$89,550
$70,290 180
4 Oregon
$88,470
$66,340 890
5 Washington
$87,630
$66,530 1,500
6 Alaska
$86,850
$48,500 70
7 Massachusetts
$84,240
$57,490 1,990
8 Arizona
$82,640
$54,980 1,850
9 Colorado
$82,110
$59,110 1,040
10 Rhode Island
$80,330
$57,340 240
11 Connecticut
$80,160
$58,700 920
12 Wisconsin
$78,550
$42,630 1,610
13 New Hampshire
$78,340
$58,840 230
14 Minnesota
$78,080
$60,870 1,590
15 Utah
$76,130
$54,300 500
16 Vermont
$75,680
$57,410 80
17 Idaho
$75,480
$56,530 300
18 New Jersey
$74,940
$55,080 2,640
19 Illinois
$74,760
$52,100 2,740
20 Montana
$74,590
$57,080 190
21 Nevada
$74,410
$56,310 620
22 Maryland
$74,210
$53,610 1,510
23 New York
$73,930
$55,240 4,790
24 Maine
$73,040
$54,130 210
25 Texas
$71,800
$52,420 5,270
26 Delaware
$71,240
$55,180 180
27 Virginia
$69,760
$50,420 1,670
28 Kansas
$69,430
$53,160 620
29 North Dakota
$69,420
$53,630 120
30 Missouri
$69,210
$47,890 1,330
31 Indiana
$68,080
$51,270 1,140
32 Pennsylvania
$66,150
$48,100 2,550
33 Oklahoma
$65,870
$47,010 930
34 Iowa
$65,560
$48,560 840
35 South Carolina
$65,330
$46,020 690
36 North Carolina
$65,100
$51,610 1,940
37 Wyoming
$65,000
$53,620 80
38 Florida
$64,020
$49,810 5,130
39 Kentucky
$63,820
$50,880 720
40 New Mexico
$63,670
$35,220 560
41 Ohio
$63,030
$48,920 2,150
42 Arkansas
$62,720
$45,320 550
43 Mississippi
$62,600
$44,780 710
44 Georgia
$62,320
$45,150 1,770
45 Tennessee
$62,210
$43,890 1,630
46 Nebraska
$62,180
$51,670 530
47 Michigan
$60,250
$44,260 2,510
48 South Dakota
$59,670
$40,810 330
49 West Virginia
$59,340
$45,540 520
50 Louisiana
$56,870
$41,020 920
51 Alabama
$55,950
$38,900 1,130
52 Puerto Rico
$22,750
$16,620 500
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