Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
65,790 1.4 % $34.49 $71,750 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $23.39 $27.66 $33.49 $39.58 $47.64
Annual Wage (2) $48,660 $57,530 $69,650 $82,320 $99,100


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 39,130 0.72 $34.38 $71,510
Offices of Physicians 14,130 0.56 $33.39 $69,450
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 7,730 2.93 $35.29 $73,400
Outpatient Care Centers 2,410 0.29 $39.87 $82,940
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 600 0.02 $37.47 $77,940

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 7,730 2.93 $35.29 $73,400
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 39,130 0.72 $34.38 $71,510
Offices of Physicians 14,130 0.56 $33.39 $69,450
Outpatient Care Centers 2,410 0.29 $39.87 $82,940
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 560 0.22 $36.59 $76,100

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 2,410 0.29 $39.87 $82,940
Management of Companies and Enterprises 50 (7) $38.07 $79,190
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 600 0.02 $37.47 $77,940
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 560 0.22 $36.59 $76,100
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) (8) (8) $36.34 $75,580


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 5,640 0.35 0.75 $44.88 $93,350
Texas 5,190 0.44 0.94 $37.20 $77,370
Florida 5,120 0.62 1.33 $30.12 $62,650
New York 4,730 0.52 1.11 $34.41 $71,570
Pennsylvania 2,530 0.44 0.94 $31.74 $66,010




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 360 0.87 1.85 $28.24 $58,730
Rhode Island 360 0.76 1.62 $34.33 $71,400
West Virginia 490 0.70 1.49 $27.97 $58,180
Tennessee 1,900 0.66 1.40 $29.19 $60,710
New Mexico 500 0.62 1.32 $32.63 $67,880




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 5,640 0.35 0.75 $44.88 $93,350
District of Columbia 150 0.21 0.45 $42.10 $87,570
Washington 1,440 0.47 1.00 $41.81 $86,970
Oregon 690 0.39 0.83 $40.46 $84,160
Colorado 880 0.35 0.74 $39.34 $81,830





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,160 0.48 1.02 $34.68 $72,120
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,660 0.57 1.21 $40.94 $85,160
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,390 0.38 0.81 $37.60 $78,210
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,240 0.29 0.63 $39.72 $82,620
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,150 0.60 1.27 $37.79 $78,600
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,080 0.43 0.93 $37.29 $77,570
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,050 0.58 1.24 $38.89 $80,900
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 950 0.50 1.06 $37.44 $77,870
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 910 0.36 0.76 $31.69 $65,910
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 870 0.36 0.76 $39.39 $81,940