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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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)
78,640 1.7 % $ 38.79 $ 80,680 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 28.67 $ 30.08 $ 37.38 $ 45.85 $ 48.87
Annual Wage (2) $ 59,640 $ 62,560 $ 77,740 $ 95,360 $ 101,650


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 46,200 0.83 $ 38.56 $ 80,200
Offices of Physicians 18,710 0.69 $ 38.47 $ 80,030
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 8,310 2.82 $ 35.67 $ 74,190
Outpatient Care Centers 2,860 0.29 $ 52.73 $ 109,670
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 630 0.02 $ 40.54 $ 84,330

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 8,310 2.82 $ 35.67 $ 74,190
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 46,200 0.83 $ 38.56 $ 80,200
Offices of Physicians 18,710 0.69 $ 38.47 $ 80,030
Outpatient Care Centers 2,860 0.29 $ 52.73 $ 109,670
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 500 0.19 $ 41.34 $ 85,980

Top paying industries for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 2,860 0.29 $ 52.73 $ 109,670
Management of Companies and Enterprises 120 (7) $ 47.91 $ 99,640
Offices of Other Health Practitioners (8) (8) $ 43.88 $ 91,260
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 500 0.19 $ 41.34 $ 85,980
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 630 0.02 $ 40.54 $ 84,330


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.



Map of employment of diagnostic medical sonographers by state, May 2021


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 7,780 0.47 0.84 $ 52.57 $ 109,350
Texas 6,570 0.54 0.96 $ 35.88 $ 74,630
New York 6,020 0.69 1.25 $ 41.32 $ 85,940
Florida 5,770 0.67 1.20 $ 34.27 $ 71,290
Ohio 3,480 0.67 1.20 $ 34.71 $ 72,190


Map of location quotient of diagnostic medical sonographers by state, May 2021


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)
Michigan 3,040 0.75 1.34 $ 32.47 $ 67,530
New York 6,020 0.69 1.25 $ 41.32 $ 85,940
Maryland 1,770 0.69 1.24 $ 40.71 $ 84,680
Louisiana 1,220 0.68 1.22 $ 31.20 $ 64,890
Alabama 1,300 0.68 1.21 $ 28.52 $ 59,320


Map of annual mean wages of diagnostic medical sonographers by state, May 2021


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 7,780 0.47 0.84 $ 52.57 $ 109,350
District of Columbia 160 0.24 0.42 $ 48.01 $ 99,860
Hawaii 180 0.33 0.59 $ 47.79 $ 99,390
Washington 1,500 0.47 0.84 $ 46.15 $ 95,990
Oregon 900 0.50 0.89 $ 45.88 $ 95,420



Map of employment of diagnostic medical sonographers by area, May 2021


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 6,070 0.70 1.25 $ 42.55 $ 88,490
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,910 0.51 0.91 $ 48.96 $ 101,830
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,380 0.56 1.01 $ 40.96 $ 85,190
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,040 0.57 1.02 $ 37.70 $ 78,420
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,650 0.67 1.21 $ 33.57 $ 69,820
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,570 0.54 0.97 $ 35.67 $ 74,190
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,480 0.57 1.03 $ 44.85 $ 93,280
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,470 0.56 1.00 $ 38.04 $ 79,120
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,430 0.49 0.88 $ 44.14 $ 91,810
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,420 0.67 1.20 $ 42.08 $ 87,520


Map of location quotient of diagnostic medical sonographers by area, May 2021


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)
Greenville, NC 130 1.70 3.05 $ 30.82 $ 64,110
Lima, OH 70 1.49 2.67 $ 34.00 $ 70,720
Morgantown, WV 90 1.41 2.53 $ 31.40 $ 65,310
Ann Arbor, MI 250 1.25 2.25 $ 34.10 $ 70,920
Binghamton, NY 110 1.20 2.14 $ 42.70 $ 88,820
Sioux Falls, SD 180 1.17 2.10 $ 29.02 $ 60,360
Champaign-Urbana, IL 110 1.16 2.08 $ 37.15 $ 77,280
Winston-Salem, NC 300 1.16 2.07 $ 35.52 $ 73,890
Johnson City, TN 90 1.15 2.05 $ 33.66 $ 70,010
Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA 40 1.13 2.02 $ 32.14 $ 66,850