How Much Do Medical Sonographers Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

Diagnostic Medical Sonographers produce ultrasonic recordings of internal organs for use by physicians.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$77790 per year
Hourly wage
$37 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$53,790 to $63,020 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$26 to $30 per hour

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.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

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.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
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

State Hourly Annual
CA $52 $108,400
HI $49 $101,570
AK $46 $95,990
DC $45 $94,260
RI $44 $92,460
WA $44 $92,150
OR $44 $91,550
MA $43 $89,080
WI $42 $86,810
CO $42 $86,370

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
Employment Services $84300 $40.53
Specialty Hospitals $81270 $39.07
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
Local Government $71940 $34.59
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories $71830 $34.53
Individual and Family Services $52890 $25.43

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