Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Salary

diagnostic-medical-sonographers-salary-chart.jpgUltrasound technicians, also known as sonographers, are medical professionals who operate special ultrasound equipment that makes use of sound waves to diagnose patients’ ailment or for tracking health issues. Ultrasound technicians typically work in hospitals, diagnostic centers or physician offices. Most ultrasound technicians work on full time basis for around 40 hours a week, which may include weekend as well.

Salary

The salary range for a diagnostic medical sonographer is $44,990 to $91,070 per year, with an average annual salary of about $66,360. The mean hourly wage is about $31.90. California has the highest average salary for an ultrasound technician at $84,220.

Future Prospects

The employment outlook for ultrasound technicians is 39% for 2012-2022, much faster than average. A career in diagnostic medical sonography also offers stability associated with the healthcare industry. Sonographers can specialize and certify in more than one imaging technique, which can increase the prospects of employment opportunities.

Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Salary by State

State Lowest 10% Median Salary Highest 10% Average Salary
Alabama $19,840 $49,000 $69,810 $47,540
Alaska $64,050 $77,840 $94,310 $77,820
Arizona $43,320 $76,820 $98,620 $73,510
Arkansas $40,230 $57,750 $76,870 $57,740
California $55,100 $84,080 $116,830 $84,220
Colorado $57,350 $75,780 $95,280 $75,570
Connecticut $59,910 $76,360 $102,090 $78,430
Delaware $52,300 $66,280 $86,200 $66,740
Florida $40,350 $59,110 $75,110 $58,760
Georgia $44,220 $59,590 $76,260 $59,990
Hawaii $52,660 $74,220 $93,520 $73,370
Idaho $45,940 $62,990 $96,450 $65,050
Illinois $41,900 $67,180 $90,130 $65,890
Indiana $47,670 $63,100 $78,470 $62,640
Iowa $44,350 $57,520 $73,260 $57,990
Kansas $49,210 $65,700 $87,840 $65,580
Kentucky $39,890 $56,910 $74,870 $56,420
Louisiana $40,290 $55,550 $75,330 $56,140
Maine $53,080 $69,680 $89,610 $69,590
Maryland $54,940 $72,620 $92,330 $72,790
Massachusetts $56,420 $79,910 $100,670 $78,450
Michigan $43,430 $57,210 $73,130 $57,730
Minnesota $57,300 $72,580 $91,230 $72,870
Mississippi $29,670 $54,050 $72,760 $52,960
Missouri $48,100 $66,640 $86,350 $65,150
Montana $50,360 $68,260 $87,810 $66,570
Nebraska $46,870 $61,290 $76,130 $61,360
Nevada $57,720 $73,040 $91,380 $72,180
New Hampshire $62,000 $75,030 $92,750 $75,240
New Jersey $51,370 $67,570 $89,510 $68,080
New Mexico $42,210 $68,090 $87,960 $66,220
New York $50,730 $66,880 $86,430 $66,440
North Carolina $48,930 $62,600 $76,210 $62,180
North Dakota $48,930 $64,860 $82,940 $64,840
Ohio $45,430 $59,300 $74,180 $59,470
Oklahoma $33,430 $60,960 $86,820 $60,930
Oregon $65,240 $82,560 $95,570 $81,010
Pennsylvania $40,800 $56,300 $81,480 $58,240
Rhode Island $62,540 $75,180 $94,620 $76,450
South Carolina $37,770 $58,350 $75,540 $57,840
South Dakota $39,110 $53,380 $72,160 $53,860
Tennessee $41,610 $58,390 $74,820 $58,230
Texas $45,230 $64,330 $86,910 $64,070
Utah $33,600 $68,550 $91,810 $66,060
Vermont $55,220 $70,140 $91,620 $72,490
Virginia $45,160 $68,810 $92,120 $70,840
Washington $63,800 $80,510 $97,000 $79,980
West Virginia $40,640 $53,840 $73,040 $54,860
Wisconsin $56,790 $77,240 $94,240 $75,620
Wyoming $50,700 $67,860 $88,990 $67,750