Diagnostic Medical Sonographers Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

The salary statistics of diagnostic medical sonographers in the industry sector of health care and social assistance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare diagnostic medical sonographers salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.

Average Annual Salary of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$50,690
25th Percentile Wage
$59,030
50th Percentile Wage
$71,350
75th Percentile Wage
$84,260
90th Percentile Wage
$99,800

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for diagnostic medical sonographers in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) diagnostic medical sonographers is $99,800. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $71,350. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid diagnostic medical sonographers is $50,690.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of diagnostic medical sonographers in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$71,350
2.47% 7.58%
2016
$69,590
0.99% -
2015
$68,900
2.05% -
2014
$67,490
1.50% -
2013
$66,480
0.81% -
2012
$65,940
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Compare Diagnostic Medical Sonographers Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of diagnostic medical sonographers in 27 industries in the health care and social assistance sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for diagnostic medical sonographers occupations is the offices of physical, occupational and speech therapists, and audiologists industry with an annual salary $81,370. The lowest paying industry is the individual and family services industry (annual salary $36,950). For detailed diagnostic medical sonographers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$81,370
Outpatient Care Centers
$81,200
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$77,240
Hospitals - State government owned
$76,790
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$75,470
Home Health Care Services
$75,060
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$74,980
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$74,920
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$73,070
Hospitals - Privately owned
$71,990
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$71,950
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$71,740
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$71,700
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$70,730
Offices of Physicians
$69,890
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$69,690
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$68,290
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$68,290
Hospitals - Local government owned
$67,990
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$67,990
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$63,880
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$63,750
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$55,480
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$54,340
Offices of Dentists
$37,790
Social Assistance
$36,950
Individual and Family Services
$36,950

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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