Information About Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

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Training

Diagnostic medical sonographers need associate degree.

Degrees for Diagnostic medical sonographers
Training for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
Percent
Less than High School 0.7
High School 8.7
Some College 21.6
Associates Degree 45.3
Bachelors Degree 19.4
Masters Degree 2.0
Doctorate or Professional Degree 2.3

Employment

Represents about 50,000 people in the United States- 0.8% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 9,000 more diagnostic medical sonographers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 16,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, diagnostic medical sonographers make $31.63 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Diagnostic medical sonographers $21.60 $25.80 $31.30 $36.50 $43.50
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $14.60 $20.30 $28.60 $40.00 $59.80
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, diagnostic medical sonographers make $65,800 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Diagnostic medical sonographers $44,950 $53,830 $65,210 $76,060 $90,640
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $30,500 $42,330 $59,570 $83,330 $124,550
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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