Diagnostic Medical Sonographers Salary Information in Louisiana

The average annual and hourly salaries for diagnostic medical sonographers in the state of Louisiana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of diagnostic medical sonographers among Louisiana 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,020
25th Percentile Wage
$47,490
50th Percentile Wage
$56,870
75th Percentile Wage
$67,020
90th Percentile Wage
$78,820

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for diagnostic medical sonographers in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $78,820. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $56,870. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,020.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of diagnostic medical sonographers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$56,870
3.18% 2.32%
2016
$55,060
-6.10% -
2015
$58,420
3.18% -
2014
$56,560
-1.18% -
2013
$57,230
2.94% -
2012
$55,550
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of diagnostic medical sonographers in some Louisiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of diagnostic medical sonographers in state of Louisiana ranges from $49,470 to $60,330. The highest paying area for diagnostic medical sonographers in Louisiana is Baton Rouge with a median annual salary of $60,330. The second highest paying city/area in Louisiana State is Lafayette (mean annual salary $58,520). The lowest paying area is Hammond nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $49,470.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Baton Rouge
$60,330
Lafayette
$58,520
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area
$57,900
Shreveport-Bossier City
$56,510
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner
$56,400
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area
$54,690
Lake Charles
$54,460
Monroe
$53,500
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux
$52,780
Alexandria
$50,360
Hammond nonmetropolitan area
$49,470




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