Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
54,760 1.6 % $31.63 $65,800 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $21.61 $25.88 $31.35 $36.57 $43.58
Annual Wage (2) $44,950 $53,830 $65,210 $76,060 $90,640


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 32,900 0.63 $31.67 $65,870
Offices of Physicians 12,920 0.55 $31.76 $66,050
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 5,160 2.25 $30.73 $63,920
Outpatient Care Centers 1,250 0.20 $34.84 $72,470
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 630 0.02 $35.84 $74,540

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 5,160 2.25 $30.73 $63,920
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 32,900 0.63 $31.67 $65,870
Offices of Physicians 12,920 0.55 $31.76 $66,050
Outpatient Care Centers 1,250 0.20 $34.84 $72,470
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 390 0.17 $34.60 $71,970

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 630 0.02 $35.84 $74,540
Outpatient Care Centers 1,250 0.20 $34.84 $72,470
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 390 0.17 $34.60 $71,970
Management of Companies and Enterprises 60 (7) $34.44 $71,630
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 90 0.01 $33.72 $70,130


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 5,320 0.38 0.89 $39.30 $81,750
Florida 4,890 0.68 1.60 $28.01 $58,260
New York 3,600 0.43 1.00 $31.71 $65,960
Texas 3,590 0.35 0.82 $29.99 $62,370
Pennsylvania 2,550 0.46 1.08 $28.10 $58,450




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)
Rhode Island 330 0.72 1.69 $36.25 $75,410
Florida 4,890 0.68 1.60 $28.01 $58,260
South Dakota 250 0.64 1.50 $25.29 $52,600
New Jersey 2,240 0.59 1.39 $32.32 $67,220
Iowa 820 0.57 1.33 $27.85 $57,930




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 5,320 0.38 0.89 $39.30 $81,750
Oregon 460 0.29 0.68 $38.55 $80,190
Massachusetts 1,390 0.44 1.03 $38.29 $79,650
Colorado 880 0.40 0.95 $38.24 $79,540
Connecticut 800 0.50 1.17 $38.01 $79,060





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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,210 0.44 1.02 $31.19 $64,880
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,520 0.40 0.93 $35.04 $72,890
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,230 0.68 1.59 $28.69 $59,680
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,160 0.32 0.76 $33.77 $70,230
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 950 0.37 0.87 $29.66 $61,700
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 790 0.47 1.10 $36.63 $76,200
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 760 0.78 1.82 $26.50 $55,110
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 750 0.37 0.86 $31.81 $66,170
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 720 0.65 1.53 $28.24 $58,740
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 720 0.42 0.98 $33.82 $70,350




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 200 2.28 5.35 $37.61 $78,220
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 660 1.33 3.11 $27.68 $57,570
Utica-Rome, NY 150 1.21 2.83 $32.80 $68,220
Sioux Falls, SD 160 1.18 2.76 $25.19 $52,390
Rapid City, SD 70 1.15 2.70 $26.28 $54,670
Peoria, IL 190 1.11 2.59 $26.11 $54,300
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 260 1.10 2.58 $27.65 $57,510
New Haven, CT 280 1.07 2.50 $38.13 $79,310
Asheville, NC 180 1.07 2.51 $30.36 $63,150
Johnson City, TN 80 1.05 2.46 $24.38 $50,700