Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
59,760 1.4 % $32.88 $68,390 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $22.56 $26.85 $32.47 $38.18 $45.12
Annual Wage (2) $46,930 $55,850 $67,530 $79,410 $93,850


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 35,590 0.68 $33.11 $68,860
Offices of Physicians 14,830 0.60 $32.46 $67,510
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 6,140 2.46 $31.85 $66,240
Outpatient Care Centers 1,440 0.21 $35.06 $72,930
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 420 0.17 $36.32 $75,550

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 6,140 2.46 $31.85 $66,240
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 35,590 0.68 $33.11 $68,860
Offices of Physicians 14,830 0.60 $32.46 $67,510
Outpatient Care Centers 1,440 0.21 $35.06 $72,930
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 420 0.17 $36.32 $75,550

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 420 0.17 $36.32 $75,550
Outpatient Care Centers 1,440 0.21 $35.06 $72,930
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 380 0.01 $34.74 $72,270
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 130 0.02 $34.61 $71,980
Employment Services 330 0.01 $34.28 $71,310


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)
New York 4,860 0.55 1.25 $32.31 $67,210
California 4,720 0.31 0.71 $43.20 $89,870
Florida 4,700 0.61 1.39 $28.88 $60,080
Texas 4,350 0.39 0.88 $31.60 $65,720
Ohio 2,550 0.49 1.11 $29.67 $61,700



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 390 0.84 1.90 $34.67 $72,100
South Dakota 330 0.80 1.80 $26.73 $55,610
Connecticut 1,050 0.64 1.45 $36.12 $75,130
Tennessee 1,700 0.62 1.40 $29.18 $60,690
Idaho 390 0.62 1.40 $29.90 $62,190



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 4,720 0.31 0.71 $43.20 $89,870
Oregon 530 0.32 0.72 $41.33 $85,970
District of Columbia 190 0.28 0.64 $40.93 $85,140
Alaska 80 0.24 0.53 $39.78 $82,740
Washington 1,400 0.48 1.09 $39.69 $82,550




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 2,440 0.45 1.02 $32.90 $68,420
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,350 0.36 0.81 $36.72 $76,390
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,170 0.29 0.65 $41.58 $86,490
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,080 0.85 1.93 $32.15 $66,880
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,000 0.45 1.01 $32.98 $68,590
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 980 0.55 1.23 $37.11 $77,180
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 960 0.34 0.77 $32.99 $68,620
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 930 0.39 0.88 $39.18 $81,500
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 840 0.46 1.04 $37.38 $77,750
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 820 0.70 1.57 $27.03 $56,230



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)
Rochester, MN 260 2.48 5.60 $37.85 $78,720
Greenville, NC 120 1.61 3.63 $29.74 $61,860
Rapid City, SD 100 1.53 3.47 $26.32 $54,740
Bowling Green, KY 80 1.29 2.91 $28.52 $59,320
Sioux Falls, SD 180 1.22 2.77 $26.95 $56,060
Waterbury, CT 70 1.12 2.53 $31.09 $64,670
Punta Gorda, FL 50 1.11 2.51 $28.55 $59,370
New Haven, CT 290 1.07 2.42 $37.56 $78,120
Hattiesburg, MS 60 1.06 2.41 $27.41 $57,010
Dothan, AL 60 1.03 2.33 $23.34 $48,550