Salary of a Sonographer

The salary of a sonographer will vary depending on experience, location, education, working conditions, etc. How much does a sonographer make?

Average Sonography Salary: $73,360 a year

The average pay for sonographer is $73,360 per annum, which is 61% higher than the average US income. The monthly pay is $6,113, median weekly wage is $1,411, and hourly pay is about $35.27.

Salary Range

A typical pay for a general ultrasonographer is around $70,000 a year. Sometimes the number will be lower or higher than this number, but they can make at least $51,900 each year, $4,325 a month, $998 a week, and $24.95 an hour.

SONOGRAPHER HOURLY WEEKLY MONTHLY YEARLY
AMERICANS $21.88 $875 $3,792 $45,500
General $35.27 $1,411 $6,113 $73,360
Cardiac $45.25 $1,809 $7,840 $94,080
Vascular $30.38 $1,215 $5,267 $63,200
OB/GYN $29.11 $1,164 $5,045 $60,540

salary range

Top 5 Paying States

A registered medical sonographer in California can earn $91,220 per year, making them part of the highest paid ultrasonographers in USA.

STATE HOURLY RATE WEEKLY PAY MONTHLY INCOME ANNUAL INCOME
California $43.80 $1,754 $7,602 $91,220
Oregon $42.30 $1,693 $7,334 $88,010
Washington $41.80 $1,673 $7,248 $86,980
Massachusetts $41.08 $1,643 $7,120 $85,440
Connecticut $41.05 $1,642 $7,119 $85,430

Top 5 Industries

Education Industry is the best industry for registered ultrasonographer, they earn around $81,900 yearly.

INDUSTRY HOUR WEEK MONTH YEAR
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $39.38 $1,575 $6,825 $81,900
Outpatient Care Centers $38.21 $1,528 $6,622 $79,470
Management of Companies and Enterprises $37.76 $1,510 $6,545 $78,540
Specialty Hospitals $37.74 $1,509 $6,541 $78,490
Employment Services $37.37 $1,494 $6,475 $77,710

Metropolitan areas

San Jose and Santa Clara are two highest paying metropolitan areas for sonography professionals. You can earn $114,720 a year, $9,560 per month, $2,206 per week and $55.15 per hour.

AREA YEARLY MONTHLY WEEKLY HOURLY
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metro Area $114,720 $9,560 $2,206 $55.16
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles CA $110,480 $9,207 $2,125 $53.12
Vallejo-Fairfield CA $109,800 $9,150 $2,112 $52.79
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton NJ $104,500 $8,708 $2,010 $50.24
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue WA $102,450 $8,538 $1,970 $49.25
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro OR-WA $90,290 $7,524 $1,736 $43.41
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis WI $89,020 $7,418 $1,712 $42.80
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton MA NECTA Division $87,420 $7,285 $1,681 $42.03
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield CO $86,330 $7,194 $1,660 $41.50
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy MA-NH $85,500 $7,125 $1,644 $41.11

Nonmetropolitan areas

Northern Mountains of CA is non-metropolitan, but sonography specialist here could make $48.34 each hour, $1,933 per week, $8,378 per month and $100,540 each year – 37% higher compared to the median income of Americans.

AREA YEARLY INCOME MONTHLY WAGE WEEKLY PAY HOURLY RATE
Northern Mountains Region of California $100,540 $8,378 $1,933 $48.34
Southern Vermont $97,430 $8,119 $1,873 $46.85
West Central Wisconsin $85,880 $7,156 $1,651 $41.29
Southwest Maine $83,290 $6,941 $1,602 $40.04
Southwestern Montana $82,580 $6,882 $1,588 $39.70
East Central Pennsylvania $80,390 $6,699 $1,546 $38.65
Northwest Minnesota $79,540 $6,628 $1,529 $38.24
Capital/Northern New York $76,770 $6,398 $1,476 $36.91
Western Montana $76,320 $6,360 $1,468 $36.69
Southeast Minnesota $73,880 $6,156 $1,420 $35.52