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.
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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.
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.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Outpatient Care Centers|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned|| |
|Hospitals - State government owned|| |
|Specialty hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|Home Health Care Services|| |
|Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals|| |
|Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)|| |
|Nursing and Residential Care Facilities|| |
|Hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals|| |
|Ambulatory Health Care Services|| |
|Offices of Physicians|| |
|Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories|| |
|All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services|| |
|Other Ambulatory Health Care Services|| |
|Hospitals - Local government owned|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned|| |
|Offices of All Other Health Practitioners|| |
|Offices of Other Health Practitioners|| |
|Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals|| |
|Offices of Dentists|| |
|Social Assistance|| |
|Individual and Family Services|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 .