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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
72,790 1.2 % $36.44 $75,780 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $25.37 $29.73 $35.73 $42.85 $49.07
Annual Wage (2) $52,770 $61,830 $74,320 $89,130 $102,060


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 43,830 0.79 $36.47 $75,870
Offices of Physicians 15,630 0.59 $35.88 $74,620
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 7,660 2.77 $33.69 $70,080
Outpatient Care Centers 2,860 0.30 $44.74 $93,060
Employment Services 750 0.02 $39.08 $81,290

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 7,660 2.77 $33.69 $70,080
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 43,830 0.79 $36.47 $75,870
Offices of Physicians 15,630 0.59 $35.88 $74,620
Outpatient Care Centers 2,860 0.30 $44.74 $93,060
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 580 0.22 $38.91 $80,930

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 2,860 0.30 $44.74 $93,060
Management of Companies and Enterprises 150 0.01 $41.33 $85,960
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 710 0.02 $39.47 $82,100
Employment Services 750 0.02 $39.08 $81,290
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 580 0.22 $38.91 $80,930


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 6,650 0.38 0.77 $48.54 $100,960
New York 5,880 0.62 1.25 $37.05 $77,060
Florida 5,380 0.61 1.24 $31.88 $66,310
Texas 5,120 0.41 0.83 $34.69 $72,160
Illinois 3,030 0.50 1.01 $36.26 $75,420




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)
West Virginia 500 0.71 1.44 $29.80 $61,990
New Jersey 2,800 0.68 1.38 $37.89 $78,820
South Dakota 280 0.65 1.32 $30.50 $63,440
New York 5,880 0.62 1.25 $37.05 $77,060
New Mexico 500 0.61 1.23 $31.95 $66,460




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 170 0.27 0.55 $49.11 $102,140
California 6,650 0.38 0.77 $48.54 $100,960
Alaska 150 0.47 0.94 $46.76 $97,270
District of Columbia 160 0.22 0.45 $45.81 $95,290
Washington 1,690 0.51 1.03 $43.33 $90,130





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 6,260 0.65 1.31 $37.83 $78,680
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,360 0.38 0.76 $47.13 $98,030
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,180 0.47 0.94 $37.45 $77,900
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,670 0.63 1.28 $30.43 $63,290
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,580 0.55 1.11 $34.01 $70,730
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,510 0.50 1.00 $34.77 $72,320
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,370 0.38 0.76 $36.05 $74,990
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,290 0.61 1.23 $42.64 $88,700
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,240 0.45 0.91 $29.87 $62,130
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 1,230 0.62 1.25 $31.62 $65,780