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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Earnings

The median annual wage of diagnostic medical sonographers was $64,380 in May 2010. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $44,900, and the top 10 percent earned more than $88,490.

As shown below, the median annual wage of diagnostic medical sonographers in hospitals was $64,440 in May 2010:

Outpatient care centers $69,740
Offices of physicians 64,560
Hospitals; State, local, and private 64,440
Medical and diagnostic laboratories 62,290

Most diagnostic medical sonographers work full time. Because imaging is sometimes needed in emergencies, sonographers sometime work evenings, weekends, or overnight.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition

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