Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
61,250 1.4 % $34.08 $70,880 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $23.42 $27.45 $33.16 $39.20 $46.82
Annual Wage (2) $48,720 $57,100 $68,970 $81,540 $97,390


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 36,680 0.70 $33.90 $70,500
Offices of Physicians 14,190 0.57 $32.91 $68,460
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 6,350 2.49 $35.75 $74,360
Outpatient Care Centers 1,900 0.26 $40.19 $83,600
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 540 0.22 $35.88 $74,630

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 6,350 2.49 $35.75 $74,360
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 36,680 0.70 $33.90 $70,500
Offices of Physicians 14,190 0.57 $32.91 $68,460
Outpatient Care Centers 1,900 0.26 $40.19 $83,600
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 540 0.22 $35.88 $74,630

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 1,900 0.26 $40.19 $83,600
Management of Companies and Enterprises 60 (7) $39.83 $82,860
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 440 0.01 $36.47 $75,850
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 540 0.22 $35.88 $74,630
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 6,350 2.49 $35.75 $74,360


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 5,060 0.33 0.73 $46.10 $95,880
Florida 4,780 0.60 1.36 $29.88 $62,160
New York 4,780 0.53 1.20 $33.16 $68,980
Texas 4,650 0.40 0.91 $35.89 $74,640
Pennsylvania 2,480 0.43 0.98 $31.12 $64,730



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 350 0.85 1.91 $28.81 $59,930
Rhode Island 380 0.81 1.83 $34.02 $70,760
West Virginia 500 0.71 1.59 $27.56 $57,320
Connecticut 1,110 0.67 1.50 $35.71 $74,280
Florida 4,780 0.60 1.36 $29.88 $62,160



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 5,060 0.33 0.73 $46.10 $95,880
District of Columbia 150 0.23 0.51 $42.42 $88,230
Oregon 550 0.32 0.72 $41.53 $86,390
Washington 1,480 0.50 1.11 $40.92 $85,120
Massachusetts 1,760 0.52 1.17 $39.12 $81,370




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 2,750 0.42 0.96 $34.56 $71,870
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,290 0.44 0.99 $40.14 $83,500
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,190 0.29 0.66 $42.75 $88,910
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 1,030 0.81 1.82 $32.63 $67,870
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,010 0.58 1.30 $39.34 $81,830
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,010 0.28 0.64 $37.12 $77,200
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 940 0.39 0.88 $37.75 $78,530
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 920 0.49 1.10 $36.07 $75,030
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 880 0.47 1.06 $39.16 $81,460
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 870 0.35 0.79 $30.60 $63,650