Training Requirements for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

Diagnostic medical sonographers need an associate's degree.

Degrees for Diagnostic medical sonographers
Percent
Less than High School 0.8
High School 5.8
Some College 19.1
Associates Degree 44.5
Bachelors Degree 24.8
Masters Degree 3.5
Doctorate or Professional Degree 1.6

Employment Outlook for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

This represents about 60,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 16,000 more diagnostic medical sonographers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 27,000 more.

Typical Income for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

Hourly Income

On average,diagnostic medical sonographers make $34.49 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Diagnostic medical sonographers $23.39 $27.66 $33.49 $39.58 $47.64
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $15.59 $21.80 $30.49 $43.83 $64.87
Health technologists and technicians $12.29 $15.63 $20.55 $27.58 $35.76
Diagnostic related technologists and technicians $18.53 $23.53 $29.40 $36.40 $44.03
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, diagnostic medical sonographers make $71,750 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Diagnostic medical sonographers $48,660 $57,530 $69,650 $82,320 $99,100
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $32,430 $45,330 $63,420 $91,180 $134,930
Health technologists and technicians $25,570 $32,510 $42,750 $57,370 $74,390
Diagnostic related technologists and technicians $38,540 $48,950 $61,160 $75,710 $91,590
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

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

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