Diagnostic Medical Sonographers Salary Information in North Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for diagnostic medical sonographers in the state of North Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of diagnostic medical sonographers amongst North Carolina cities 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 North Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$51,610
25th Percentile Wage
$56,820
50th Percentile Wage
$65,100
75th Percentile Wage
$75,480
90th Percentile Wage
$82,460

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for diagnostic medical sonographers in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $82,460. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $65,100. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $51,610.

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
$65,100
1.90% 3.84%
2016
$63,860
-0.80% -
2015
$64,370
-0.19% -
2014
$64,490
1.66% -
2013
$63,420
1.29% -
2012
$62,600
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of diagnostic medical sonographers in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of diagnostic medical sonographers in state of North Carolina ranges from $37,030 to $71,710. The highest paying area for diagnostic medical sonographers in North Carolina is Durham-Chapel Hill with a median annual salary of $71,710. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Greensboro-High Point (mean annual salary $70,860). The lowest paying area is Burlington with a median annual salary of $37,030.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Durham-Chapel Hill
$71,710
Greensboro-High Point
$70,860
Wilmington
$68,050
Winston-Salem
$66,600
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$66,240
Asheville
$66,170
Raleigh-Cary
$64,360
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$63,630
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$63,390
Fayetteville
$63,360
Rocky Mount
$60,430
Greenville
$60,110
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$59,870
Goldsboro
$59,490
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$58,880
Burlington
$37,030




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