Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
71,130 1.2 % $35.51 $73,860 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $24.73 $28.87 $34.86 $41.44 $48.31
Annual Wage (2) $51,430 $60,060 $72,510 $86,190 $100,480


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 42,700 0.77 $35.66 $74,180
Offices of Physicians 15,420 0.60 $34.66 $72,100
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 7,580 2.78 $33.50 $69,670
Outpatient Care Centers 2,800 0.30 $42.70 $88,820
Employment Services 720 0.02 $35.63 $74,120

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 7,580 2.78 $33.50 $69,670
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 42,700 0.77 $35.66 $74,180
Offices of Physicians 15,420 0.60 $34.66 $72,100
Outpatient Care Centers 2,800 0.30 $42.70 $88,820
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 550 0.21 $38.37 $79,800

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 2,800 0.30 $42.70 $88,820
Management of Companies and Enterprises 90 (7) $39.69 $82,550
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 610 0.02 $38.55 $80,190
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 550 0.21 $38.37 $79,800
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 42,700 0.77 $35.66 $74,180


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 6,770 0.40 0.81 $44.55 $92,660
Florida 5,360 0.62 1.27 $31.65 $65,830
New York 5,210 0.56 1.13 $36.04 $74,960
Texas 4,870 0.40 0.82 $34.41 $71,580
Illinois 2,930 0.49 1.00 $36.88 $76,700




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 310 0.74 1.51 $29.09 $60,500
West Virginia 510 0.73 1.49 $29.68 $61,740
New Jersey 2,840 0.70 1.42 $37.07 $77,110
Arizona 1,920 0.69 1.40 $40.06 $83,320
New Mexico 510 0.63 1.28 $30.69 $63,840




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 160 0.25 0.52 $45.36 $94,350
Alaska 80 0.25 0.50 $45.07 $93,740
California 6,770 0.40 0.81 $44.55 $92,660
District of Columbia 190 0.27 0.55 $43.68 $90,860
Washington 1,490 0.46 0.93 $42.29 $87,960





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 5,830 0.61 1.25 $36.79 $76,530
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,250 0.48 0.98 $38.22 $79,490
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,210 0.36 0.73 $42.46 $88,320
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,670 0.64 1.31 $30.53 $63,510
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,540 0.52 1.05 $34.87 $72,530
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,510 0.73 1.49 $41.03 $85,350
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,410 0.50 1.01 $35.12 $73,050
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,340 0.38 0.76 $35.86 $74,600
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,340 0.49 0.99 $41.14 $85,580
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,280 0.41 0.83 $39.70 $82,570