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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
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.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of diagnostic medical sonographers from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
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|
|District of Columbia|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|New York|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|North Carolina|| |
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|South Dakota|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |