2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers produce ultrasonic recordings of internal organs for use by physicians.
Table of contents
- Average salary
- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
Entry-level Diagnostic Medical Sonographers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $53,790 to $63,020 per year or $26 to $30 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.
We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.
|Highest (Top 10%)||$51||$105,340|
|Senior (Top 25%)||$44||$90,940|
|Middle (Mid 50%)||$37||$75,920|
|Junior (Bottom 25%)||$30||$63,020|
|No experience (Bottom 10%)||$26||$53,790|
Highest paying states
Another simple way to increase your salary as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like CA doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at CA might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.
According to BLS, the highest paid Medical Sonographers are in the states of CA, HI, AK, DC and RI.
Highest paying industries
|Salary by industry||Annual||Hourly|
|Outpatient Care Centers||$102070||$49.07|
|Management of Companies and Enterprises||$87190||$41.92|
|Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools||$84710||$40.73|
|Offices of Other Health Practitioners||$84530||$40.64|
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals||$77510||$37.27|
|Offices of Physicians||$76230||$36.65|
|Other Ambulatory Health Care Services||$72460||$34.84|
|Home Health Care Services||$72270||$34.74|
|Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories||$71830||$34.53|
|Individual and Family Services||$52890||$25.43|