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 metropolitan 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 Louisiana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,680
25th Percentile Wage
$46,090
50th Percentile Wage
$55,060
75th Percentile Wage
$64,180
90th Percentile Wage
$77,530

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 $77,530. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $55,060. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,680.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19.55
25th Percentile Wage
$22.16
50th Percentile Wage
$26.47
75th Percentile Wage
$30.86
90th Percentile Wage
$37.27

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for diagnostic medical sonographers in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $37.27. The median hourly salary is $26.47. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19.55.

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
201655,060-6.10%-0.89%
201558,4203.18%-
201456,560-1.18%-
201357,2302.94%-
201255,550--

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 $45,650 to $56,950. The highest paying area for diagnostic medical sonographers in Louisiana is Baton Rouge with a median annual salary of $56,950. The second highest paying city/area in Louisiana State is Lafayette (mean annual salary $55,340). The lowest paying area is Monroe with a median annual salary of $45,650.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Baton Rouge
$56,950
Lafayette
$55,340
Shreveport-Bossier City
$55,290
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner
$54,610
Lake Charles
$54,460
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux
$51,850
Alexandria
$51,760
Hammond nonmetropolitan area
$49,470
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area
$46,940
Monroe
$45,650


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