Diagnostic medical sonographers

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2019 Workforce
90.2k
Average Age
42.4
Estimated Job Growth
16.8%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$81,225
Average Male Salary
$149,253
Average Female Salary
$62,852

About

Diagnostic medical sonographers are most often employed by the General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals industry. The average yearly wage for Diagnostic medical sonographers was $81,225 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Diagnostic medical sonographers by wage are Accountants & auditors, Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers, and Emergency management directors.

Diagnostic medical sonographers are part of the Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations, along with Chiropractors, Dentists, Dietitians & nutritionists, Optometrists, Pharmacists, and 37 more.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Diagnostic medical sonographers are Troy & Rochester Area PUMA, MI and Bensonhurst & Bath Beach PUMA, NY. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Diagnostic medical sonographers are Troy & Rochester Area PUMA, MI and Bensonhurst & Bath Beach PUMA, NY.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Diagnostic medical sonographers and on wages and locations for those in the field. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals is the industry that employs the most Diagnostic medical sonographers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Diagnostic medical sonographers, by average wage, is Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges. Diagnostic medical sonographers are paid most in Bensonhurst & Bath Beach PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Troy & Rochester Area PUMA, MI.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$81,225
AVERAGE SALARY
± $7,268

In 2019, Diagnostic medical sonographers earned an average of $81,225, $25,701 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Accountants & auditors make somewhat more than Diagnostic medical sonographers while Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Diagnostic medical sonographers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.394
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Diagnostic medical sonographers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.394, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Diagnostic medical sonographers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Diagnostic medical sonographers.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Diagnostic medical sonographers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Diagnostic medical sonographers, by number of employees, are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals, Offices of physicians, and Other health care services.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Diagnostic medical sonographers, by average wage, are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges, Offices of physicians, and Outpatient care centers.

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Industries by Share

90.2k
2019 Workforce
± 7,370
1.94%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 11.4%

The number of people employed as Diagnostic medical sonographers has been growing at a rate of 1.94%, from 88,456 people in 2018 to 90,175 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Diagnostic medical sonographers employed by various industries. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals employs the largest share of Diagnostic medical sonographers at  59%, followed by Offices of physicians with 18.6% and Other health care services with 12%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Diagnostic medical sonographers in the US. The average age of male Diagnostic medical sonographers in the workforce is 46.7 and of female Diagnostic medical sonographers is 41.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Diagnostic medical sonographers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

19.2k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,400
71k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 6,540

78.7% of Diagnostic medical sonographers are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Diagnostic medical sonographers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Diagnostic medical sonographers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

76.5% of Diagnostic medical sonographers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 7.65% of Diagnostic medical sonographers, Asian (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Diagnostic medical sonographers.

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Age by Gender

46.7
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.28
41.2
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.09

The median age of Diagnostic medical sonographers is 42.4, and Male employees are generally 5.48 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Diagnostic medical sonographers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Diagnostic medical sonographers is Health but a relatively high number of Diagnostic medical sonographers hold a major in Science Technologies.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Diagnostic Medical Sonographers are expected to see a growth of 16.8% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow more than the national average.

Job Growth

16.8%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers. This profession is expected to grow more than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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