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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Diagnostic Medical Sonographers Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$50,760
25th Percentile Wage
$59,110
50th Percentile Wage
$71,410
75th Percentile Wage
$84,300
90th Percentile Wage
$99,840

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 $99,840. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $71,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $50,760. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 96% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
$71,410
2.46% 7.77%
2016
$69,650
0.98% -
2015
$68,970
2.09% -
2014
$67,530
1.66% -
2013
$66,410
0.83% -
2012
$65,860
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Table 2. Diagnostic Medical Sonographers Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of diagnostic medical sonographers in 7 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 educational services sector with an annual salary $76,660. The lowest paying sector is the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector (annual salary $56,640).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$76,660
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$74,580
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$73,260
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$71,940
Health Care and Social Assistance
$71,350
Federal, State, and Local Government
$66,900
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$56,640

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 $22,750 to $91,790. The highest paying state for diagnostic medical sonographers is Hawaii with a median annual salary of $91,790. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $22,750. For more salary information of diagnostic medical sonographers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Hawaii
$91,790
California
$90,880
District of Columbia
$89,550
Oregon
$88,470
Washington
$87,630
Alaska
$86,850
Massachusetts
$84,240
Arizona
$82,640
Colorado
$82,110
Rhode Island
$80,330
Connecticut
$80,160
Wisconsin
$78,550
New Hampshire
$78,340
Minnesota
$78,080
Utah
$76,130
Vermont
$75,680
Idaho
$75,480
New Jersey
$74,940
Illinois
$74,760
Montana
$74,590
Nevada
$74,410
Maryland
$74,210
New York
$73,930
Maine
$73,040
Texas
$71,800
Delaware
$71,240
Virginia
$69,760
Kansas
$69,430
North Dakota
$69,420
Missouri
$69,210
Indiana
$68,080
Pennsylvania
$66,150
Oklahoma
$65,870
Iowa
$65,560
South Carolina
$65,330
North Carolina
$65,100
Wyoming
$65,000
Florida
$64,020
Kentucky
$63,820
New Mexico
$63,670
Ohio
$63,030
Arkansas
$62,720
Mississippi
$62,600
Georgia
$62,320
Tennessee
$62,210
Nebraska
$62,180
Michigan
$60,250
South Dakota
$59,670
West Virginia
$59,340
Louisiana
$56,870
Alabama
$55,950
Puerto Rico
$22,750



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