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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Salary Information

The average wage nationwide for a sonographer is $62,660 a year according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The median wage for the same time period is about $61,980 nationwide.

Professionals with less than one year of work experience on average make about $22 per hour. Diagnostic medical sonographers over 10 years of experience can increase their earning potential to over $32 a hour, according to PayScale.com.

The state you choose to work in may also be a factor affecting your level of compensation. According to PayScale, a diagnostic medical sonographer working in California may earn a median hourly wage of $32, while someone with the same experience working in Ohio may earn only $25 an hour.

Sonographers working for hospitals tend to earn less than those working for other healthcare institutions, making roughly $28 an hour for median earnings. Professionals not working for hospitals may earnin as high as $40 per hour.



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