Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
58,250 1.6 % $32.29 $67,170 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $22.04 $26.36 $31.93 $37.43 $44.26
Annual Wage (2) $45,840 $54,830 $66,410 $77,860 $92,070


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 34,580 0.66 $32.47 $67,540
Offices of Physicians 14,770 0.61 $32.20 $66,970
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 5,530 2.27 $31.41 $65,330
Outpatient Care Centers 1,130 0.17 $35.41 $73,640
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 460 0.02 $33.96 $70,630

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 5,530 2.27 $31.41 $65,330
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 34,580 0.66 $32.47 $67,540
Offices of Physicians 14,770 0.61 $32.20 $66,970
Outpatient Care Centers 1,130 0.17 $35.41 $73,640
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 360 0.15 $35.20 $73,220

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 1,130 0.17 $35.41 $73,640
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 360 0.15 $35.20 $73,220
Management of Companies and Enterprises 50 (7) $35.06 $72,910
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 120 0.01 $34.30 $71,340
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 460 0.02 $33.96 $70,630


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 4,710 0.32 0.73 $41.61 $86,550
Florida 4,490 0.60 1.37 $28.83 $59,960
Texas 4,400 0.40 0.92 $31.48 $65,490
New York 4,320 0.50 1.14 $32.22 $67,020
Pennsylvania 2,620 0.47 1.06 $28.67 $59,620




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 280 0.71 1.61 $26.01 $54,100
Idaho 410 0.67 1.53 $31.72 $65,970
New Jersey 2,290 0.60 1.37 $33.06 $68,770
Florida 4,490 0.60 1.37 $28.83 $59,960
Alabama 1,110 0.60 1.38 $22.96 $47,760




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 4,710 0.32 0.73 $41.61 $86,550
Oregon 440 0.27 0.61 $40.30 $83,830
Washington 1,400 0.50 1.13 $38.86 $80,820
Alaska 80 0.24 0.54 $38.65 $80,400
Rhode Island 250 0.55 1.26 $37.86 $78,750





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 2,420 0.46 1.05 $32.41 $67,410
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,320 0.36 0.81 $34.11 $70,960
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,130 0.53 1.20 $32.72 $68,060
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,130 0.28 0.65 $39.68 $82,530
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,050 0.38 0.87 $32.47 $67,540
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,010 0.81 1.85 $31.77 $66,080
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 970 0.54 1.24 $36.72 $76,390
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 870 0.75 1.72 $26.65 $55,420
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 800 0.35 0.79 $29.57 $61,500
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 780 0.44 1.00 $35.23 $73,270




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)
Greenville, NC 140 1.80 4.10 $29.22 $60,780
Rapid City, SD 90 1.50 3.41 $26.29 $54,690
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 130 1.47 3.35 $40.44 $84,120
Bowling Green, KY 80 1.32 3.00 $28.07 $58,390
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 70 1.30 2.96 $19.53 $40,620
Pueblo, CO 60 1.15 2.62 $26.09 $54,270
Sioux Falls, SD 160 1.13 2.56 $26.21 $54,520
New Haven, CT 300 1.09 2.48 $36.99 $76,930
Boise City-Nampa, ID 290 1.08 2.46 $32.04 $66,640
Punta Gorda, FL 40 1.07 2.44 $28.32 $58,910