Diagnostic Medical Sonographers Salary Information in Washington

The average annual and hourly salaries for diagnostic medical sonographers in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of diagnostic medical sonographers among Washington metropolitan 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 Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$65,740
25th Percentile Wage
$74,960
50th Percentile Wage
$87,610
75th Percentile Wage
$97,820
90th Percentile Wage
$104,700

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for diagnostic medical sonographers in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $104,700. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $87,610. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $65,740.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31.61
25th Percentile Wage
$36.04
50th Percentile Wage
$42.12
75th Percentile Wage
$47.03
90th Percentile Wage
$50.34

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for diagnostic medical sonographers in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $50.34. The median hourly salary is $42.12. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31.61.

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
201687,6102.26%8.10%
201585,6302.66%-
201483,3502.60%-
201381,1800.83%-
201280,510--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of diagnostic medical sonographers in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of diagnostic medical sonographers in state of Washington ranges from $69,590 to $90,520. The highest paying area for diagnostic medical sonographers in Washington is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett with a median annual salary of $90,520. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Bellingham (mean annual salary $90,050). The lowest paying area is Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $69,590.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$90,520
Bellingham
$90,050
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$89,820
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$89,710
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$88,460
Tacoma
$85,700
Bremerton-Silverdale
$83,130
Spokane
$82,910
Olympia
$82,710
Yakima
$81,580
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$77,220
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$69,590


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