National » Healthcare Practitioners and Technical » Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

Diagnostic Medical Sonographers Salary Information

The salary statistics of diagnostic medical sonographers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of diagnostic medical sonographers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The diagnostic medical sonographers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Diagnostic Medical Sonographers Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$48,660
25th Percentile Wage
$57,530
50th Percentile Wage
$69,650
75th Percentile Wage
$82,320
90th Percentile Wage
$99,100

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for diagnostic medical sonographers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) diagnostic medical sonographers is $99,100. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $69,650. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $48,660. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 103% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
201669,6500.98%5.44%
201568,9702.09%-
201467,5301.66%-
201366,4100.83%-
201265,860--

Table 2. Diagnostic Medical Sonographers Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of diagnostic medical sonographers in 6 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for diagnostic medical sonographers occupations is the management of companies and enterprises sector with an annual salary $81,800. The lowest paying sector is the federal, state, and local government sector (annual salary $61,060).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$81,800
Educational Services
$75,700
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$70,800
Health Care and Social Assistance
$69,590
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$69,100
Federal, State, and Local Government
$61,060

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers by States

From the above tables we note that not only diagnostic medical sonographers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of diagnostic medical sonographers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $23,630 to $93,600. The highest paying state for diagnostic medical sonographers is California with a median annual salary of $93,600. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $23,630. For more salary information of diagnostic medical sonographers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
California
$93,600
District of Columbia
$88,880
Washington
$87,610
Oregon
$87,420
Alaska
$85,710
Massachusetts
$82,510
Colorado
$81,030
Arizona
$80,030
Hawaii
$77,260
Minnesota
$77,140
New Hampshire
$76,210
Utah
$75,950
Connecticut
$75,870
Illinois
$75,650
Wisconsin
$75,590
Vermont
$73,880
New Jersey
$73,410
Nevada
$73,070
Delaware
$72,880
Maryland
$72,180
New York
$71,660
Montana
$70,950
Maine
$70,830
Idaho
$70,710
Virginia
$70,200
Texas
$69,920
Rhode Island
$69,560
North Dakota
$69,190
Kansas
$68,750
New Mexico
$66,930
Oklahoma
$66,350
Missouri
$65,540
Nebraska
$65,450
Indiana
$65,170
Pennsylvania
$64,390
North Carolina
$63,860
Wyoming
$63,630
Iowa
$62,710
Georgia
$62,230
Mississippi
$62,200
South Carolina
$62,180
Ohio
$62,090
Kentucky
$61,960
Florida
$61,920
Arkansas
$61,070
Michigan
$60,800
Tennessee
$59,770
South Dakota
$58,940
West Virginia
$57,570
Louisiana
$55,060
Alabama
$54,860
Puerto Rico
$23,630


Related:

Highest paying states for diagnostic medical sonographers

Highest paying cities for diagnostic medical sonographers

Highest paying industries for diagnostic medical sonographers.