Diagnostic Medical Sonographers Salary Information in Kentucky

The average annual and hourly salaries for diagnostic medical sonographers in the state of Kentucky are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of diagnostic medical sonographers amongst Kentucky areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers in Kentucky

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$46,800
25th Percentile Wage
$54,090
50th Percentile Wage
$61,960
75th Percentile Wage
$72,560
90th Percentile Wage
$79,760

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for diagnostic medical sonographers in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $79,760. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $61,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $46,800.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22.50
25th Percentile Wage
$26.01
50th Percentile Wage
$29.79
75th Percentile Wage
$34.89
90th Percentile Wage
$38.35

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for diagnostic medical sonographers in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $38.35. The median hourly salary is $29.79. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22.50.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of diagnostic medical sonographers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201661,9603.11%8.15%
201560,0302.93%-
201458,2701.54%-
201357,3700.80%-
201256,910--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers in Kentucky Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of diagnostic medical sonographers in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of diagnostic medical sonographers in state of Kentucky ranges from $58,310 to $69,520. The highest paying area for diagnostic medical sonographers in Kentucky is East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $69,520. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is Lexington-Fayette (mean annual salary $64,980). The lowest paying area is West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $58,310.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$69,520
Lexington-Fayette
$64,980
Bowling Green
$61,880
Evansville
$61,320
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$60,560
Louisville-Jefferson County
$60,390
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$60,110
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$58,310


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