Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

Produce ultrasonic recordings of internal organs for use by physicians.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
57,700 1.5 % $31.90 $66,360 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $21.63 $26.09 $31.66 $36.97 $43.78
Annual Wage (2) $44,990 $54,260 $65,860 $76,890 $91,070


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 34,290 0.65 $31.92 $66,390
Offices of Physicians 13,640 0.57 $32.16 $66,900
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 6,010 2.56 $30.93 $64,340
Outpatient Care Centers 1,310 0.20 $34.71 $72,200
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 590 0.02 $36.03 $74,940

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 6,010 2.56 $30.93 $64,340
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 34,290 0.65 $31.92 $66,390
Offices of Physicians 13,640 0.57 $32.16 $66,900
Outpatient Care Centers 1,310 0.20 $34.71 $72,200
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 360 0.16 $34.18 $71,090

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 590 0.02 $36.03 $74,940
Outpatient Care Centers 1,310 0.20 $34.71 $72,200
Management of Companies and Enterprises 60 (7) $34.42 $71,580
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 360 0.16 $34.18 $71,090
Employment Services 400 0.01 $33.71 $70,120


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 5,180 0.36 0.82 $40.49 $84,220
Florida 4,720 0.65 1.47 $28.25 $58,760
Texas 4,370 0.41 0.93 $30.81 $64,070
New York 4,040 0.47 1.07 $31.94 $66,440
Pennsylvania 2,610 0.47 1.05 $28.00 $58,240




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Dakota 290 0.72 1.63 $25.89 $53,860
Rhode Island 310 0.69 1.55 $36.76 $76,450
Florida 4,720 0.65 1.47 $28.25 $58,760
New Jersey 2,420 0.64 1.44 $32.73 $68,080
Alabama 1,080 0.59 1.33 $22.86 $47,540




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 5,180 0.36 0.82 $40.49 $84,220
Oregon 460 0.29 0.65 $38.95 $81,010
Washington 1,330 0.48 1.09 $38.45 $79,980
Massachusetts 1,460 0.46 1.03 $37.72 $78,450
Connecticut 840 0.52 1.17 $37.71 $78,430





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,380 0.46 1.04 $31.62 $65,770
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,240 0.34 0.77 $34.01 $70,740
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,180 0.30 0.69 $36.28 $75,460
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,130 0.43 0.97 $31.66 $65,840
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,110 0.53 1.20 $31.83 $66,210
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,110 0.61 1.38 $28.27 $58,810
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 880 0.51 1.15 $35.92 $74,720
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 860 0.76 1.73 $25.74 $53,530
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 820 0.67 1.51 $33.18 $69,020
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 810 0.46 1.05 $35.12 $73,060




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 270 3.11 7.03 $38.66 $80,420
Greenville, NC 110 1.55 3.50 $28.47 $59,220
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 60 1.37 3.09 $37.57 $78,150
Rapid City, SD 80 1.32 2.97 $26.36 $54,830
Sioux Falls, SD 170 1.22 2.76 $26.19 $54,480
Mobile, AL 200 1.21 2.74 $20.00 $41,600
Dothan, AL 60 1.15 2.59 $25.41 $52,860
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 200 1.14 2.57 $24.95 $51,900
Utica-Rome, NY 140 1.13 2.55 $32.41 $67,410
Monroe, MI 40 1.07 2.42 $26.44 $54,990