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 among North Carolina 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 North Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$49,640
25th Percentile Wage
$55,720
50th Percentile Wage
$63,860
75th Percentile Wage
$74,710
90th Percentile Wage
$81,950

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 $81,950. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $63,860. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $49,640.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23.87
25th Percentile Wage
$26.79
50th Percentile Wage
$30.70
75th Percentile Wage
$35.92
90th Percentile Wage
$39.40

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for diagnostic medical sonographers in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $39.40. The median hourly salary is $30.70. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23.87.

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
201663,860-0.80%1.97%
201564,370-0.19%-
201464,4901.66%-
201363,4201.29%-
201262,600--

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 $57,490 to $70,830. The highest paying area for diagnostic medical sonographers in North Carolina is Wilmington with a median annual salary of $70,830. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Durham-Chapel Hill (mean annual salary $70,230). The lowest paying area is Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $57,490.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Wilmington
$70,830
Durham-Chapel Hill
$70,230
Greensboro-High Point
$68,820
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$66,240
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$64,720
Winston-Salem
$64,620
Raleigh-Cary
$64,350
Asheville
$64,200
Fayetteville
$63,040
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$62,580
Rocky Mount
$60,430
Greenville
$59,520
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$57,710
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$57,490



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