Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Salary

diagnostic-medical-sonographer-salary-chart.jpgDiagnostic medical sonographers make ultrasonic recordings for use by physicians to diagnose conditions of internal organs.

Salary

The average salary of diagnostic medical sonographers is $67,170 annually. The bottom 10% earns at most $45,840 a year. The top 10% earns at least $92,070 a year. The median salary is $66,410.

The best industries for employment are general medical and surgical hospitals (34,580 employed, $67,540 average); offices of physicians (14,770 employed, $66,970); and medical and diagnostic laboratories (5,530 employed, $65,330). The top paying industry is outpatient care centers, paying $73,640 on average (1,130 employed).

The three top paying states are California (4,710 employed, $86,550 average), Oregon (440 employed, $83,830), and Washington (1,400 employed, $80,820).

Job Outlook

The job outlook of diagnostic medical sonographers is expected to increase by 46% between 2012 and 2022, which is much, much faster than average.

Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Salary by State

State Lowest 10% Median Salary Highest 10% Average Salary
Alabama $24,840 $49,760 $69,180 $47,760
Alaska $63,430 $82,420 $96,270 $80,400
Arizona $44,000 $78,760 $105,790 $75,500
Arkansas $33,650 $55,980 $77,280 $56,390
California $54,890 $86,010 $121,880 $86,550
Colorado $58,980 $75,910 $95,010 $75,800
Connecticut $59,380 $77,950 $100,480 $77,990
Delaware $53,420 $67,300 $85,530 $67,420
Florida $41,530 $60,290 $76,780 $59,960
Georgia $44,140 $59,600 $76,210 $60,010
Hawaii $55,840 $78,170 $95,870 $76,650
Idaho $47,490 $62,090 $101,320 $65,970
Illinois $43,860 $68,920 $90,350 $67,470
Indiana $48,480 $63,380 $82,790 $63,430
Iowa $45,090 $58,150 $74,840 $59,170
Kansas $44,850 $64,130 $87,460 $64,040
Kentucky $40,900 $57,370 $75,230 $57,230
Louisiana $42,160 $57,230 $77,540 $58,470
Maine $51,630 $72,240 $92,080 $71,710
Maryland $53,310 $72,940 $93,880 $72,960
Massachusetts $54,570 $80,510 $101,680 $78,530
Michigan $44,960 $58,330 $73,390 $58,630
Minnesota $57,860 $73,500 $92,080 $73,680
Mississippi $30,550 $57,200 $74,080 $55,830
Missouri $48,190 $66,690 $87,460 $65,390
Montana $49,520 $69,490 $89,300 $67,520
Nebraska $48,290 $61,080 $76,990 $61,950
Nevada $55,430 $71,710 $90,520 $70,780
New Hampshire $57,520 $75,120 $92,550 $74,450
New Jersey $52,010 $68,330 $90,150 $68,770
New Mexico $40,000 $68,090 $89,300 $66,170
New York $50,950 $66,970 $87,880 $67,020
North Carolina $49,640 $63,420 $78,460 $63,260
North Dakota $45,850 $62,670 $74,690 $61,440
Ohio $46,870 $60,070 $75,640 $60,690
Oklahoma $44,520 $64,200 $89,620 $64,900
Oregon $66,270 $84,780 $104,750 $83,830
Pennsylvania $42,350 $57,920 $81,670 $59,620
Rhode Island $61,830 $79,990 $95,110 $78,750
South Carolina $31,660 $56,850 $76,000 $55,550
South Dakota $39,180 $53,540 $72,370 $54,100
Tennessee $42,280 $59,950 $75,650 $59,410
Texas $46,190 $65,580 $88,970 $65,490
Utah $32,780 $67,770 $90,890 $64,950
Vermont $51,280 $70,590 $90,180 $69,830
Virginia $49,340 $70,300 $93,230 $72,800
Washington $63,560 $81,180 $102,530 $80,820
West Virginia $40,190 $54,080 $73,540 $55,120
Wisconsin $60,660 $79,280 $94,500 $77,550
Wyoming $51,060 $67,080 $89,190 $67,460