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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

Produce ultrasonic recordings of internal organs for use by physicians. Includes vascular technologists. Excludes "Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians" (29-2031).


National estimates for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
Industry profile for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
Geographic profile for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

National estimates for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
73,920 1.3 % $ 37.40 $ 77,790 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 25.86 $ 30.30 $ 36.50 $ 43.72 $ 50.65
Annual Wage (2) $ 53,790 $ 63,020 $ 75,920 $ 90,940 $ 105,340


Industry profile for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Diagnostic Medical Sonographers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 44,570 0.80 $ 37.27 $ 77,510
Offices of Physicians 15,110 0.58 $ 36.65 $ 76,230
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 8,330 3.05 $ 34.53 $ 71,830
Outpatient Care Centers 3,200 0.33 $ 49.07 $ 102,070
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 750 0.02 $ 40.73 $ 84,710

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Diagnostic Medical Sonographers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 8,330 3.05 $ 34.53 $ 71,830
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 44,570 0.80 $ 37.27 $ 77,510
Offices of Physicians 15,110 0.58 $ 36.65 $ 76,230
Outpatient Care Centers 3,200 0.33 $ 49.07 $ 102,070
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 600 0.22 $ 39.07 $ 81,270

Top paying industries for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 3,200 0.33 $ 49.07 $ 102,070
Management of Companies and Enterprises 160 0.01 $ 41.92 $ 87,190
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 750 0.02 $ 40.73 $ 84,710
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 160 0.02 $ 40.64 $ 84,530
Employment Services 490 0.02 $ 40.53 $ 84,300


Geographic profile for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers:

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





States with the highest employment level in Diagnostic Medical Sonographers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 7,030 0.43 0.80 $ 52.11 $ 108,400
New York 5,970 0.69 1.29 $ 38.37 $ 79,800
Florida 5,520 0.65 1.23 $ 32.70 $ 68,010
Texas 5,380 0.44 0.84 $ 34.63 $ 72,020
Illinois 3,010 0.53 1.01 $ 37.42 $ 77,840




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Diagnostic Medical Sonographers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Dakota 300 0.73 1.37 $ 31.17 $ 64,840
North Dakota 290 0.72 1.36 $ 34.86 $ 72,500
New York 5,970 0.69 1.29 $ 38.37 $ 79,800
Louisiana 1,230 0.68 1.29 $ 30.54 $ 63,520
West Virginia 440 0.68 1.28 $ 30.25 $ 62,920




Top paying states for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 7,030 0.43 0.80 $ 52.11 $ 108,400
Hawaii 160 0.29 0.54 $ 48.83 $ 101,570
Alaska 160 0.54 1.02 $ 46.15 $ 95,990
District of Columbia 140 0.20 0.37 $ 45.32 $ 94,260
Rhode Island 220 0.50 0.93 $ 44.45 $ 92,460





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Diagnostic Medical Sonographers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 6,150 0.70 1.31 $ 39.39 $ 81,930
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,570 0.44 0.83 $ 49.55 $ 103,070
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,250 0.52 0.97 $ 38.00 $ 79,040
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,810 0.61 1.15 $ 34.31 $ 71,360
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,540 0.61 1.16 $ 31.09 $ 64,680
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,470 0.54 1.02 $ 34.91 $ 72,620
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,400 0.66 1.25 $ 41.06 $ 85,400
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,390 0.39 0.73 $ 35.87 $ 74,600
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,350 0.52 0.98 $ 43.23 $ 89,910
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,200 0.46 0.86 $ 30.13 $ 62,670




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Diagnostic Medical Sonographers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Carbondale-Marion, IL 90 1.77 3.34 $ 33.63 $ 69,950
Greenville, NC 120 1.61 3.03 $ 30.58 $ 63,600
Cape Girardeau, MO-IL 60 1.54 2.89 $ 31.34 $ 65,190
Macon, GA 140 1.46 2.74 $ 29.97 $ 62,340
Madera, CA 60 1.29 2.42 $ 43.71 $ 90,910
Morgantown, WV 80 1.28 2.41 $ 27.68 $ 57,580
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 60 1.25 2.35 $ 23.60 $ 49,090
Sioux Falls, SD 190 1.23 2.31 $ 29.91 $ 62,220
The Villages, FL 40 1.23 2.31 $ 30.28 $ 62,990
Monroe, LA 90 1.21 2.28 $ 27.25 $ 56,670