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
$48,620
25th Percentile Wage
$57,490
50th Percentile Wage
$69,590
75th Percentile Wage
$82,240
90th Percentile Wage
$99,060

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 $99,060. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $69,590. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid diagnostic medical sonographers is $48,620.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of diagnostic medical sonographers in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201669,5900.99%5.25%
201568,9002.05%-
201467,4901.50%-
201366,4800.81%-
201265,940--

Compare Diagnostic Medical Sonographers Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of diagnostic medical sonographers in 24 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 $44,160). 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
$78,360
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$75,950
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$75,250
Home Health Care Services
$75,060
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$74,930
Hospitals - State government owned
$74,820
Hospitals - Privately owned
$70,460
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$70,390
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$70,150
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$70,080
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$69,340
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$69,340
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$68,670
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$67,910
Offices of Physicians
$67,860
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$67,460
Hospitals - Local government owned
$65,910
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$65,900
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$65,540
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$55,480
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$54,340
Social Assistance
$44,160
Individual and Family Services
$44,160

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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