The salary of a sonographer will vary depending on experience, location, education, working conditions, etc. How much does a sonographer make? Let’s find out with

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

Salary RangeA 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.

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.

StateHourly RateWeekly PayMonthly IncomeAnnual Income

Top 5 Industries

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

Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools39.3815756,82581,900
Outpatient Care Centers38.2115286,62279,470
Management of Companies and Enterprises37.7615106,54578,540
Specialty Hospitals37.7415096,54178,490
Employment Services37.3714946,47577,710

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.

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metro Area114,7209,560220655.16
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles CA110,4809,207212553.12
Vallejo-Fairfield CA109,8009,150211252.79
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton NJ104,5008,708201050.24
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue WA102,4508,538197049.25
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro OR-WA
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis WI89,0207,418171242.80
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton MA NECTA Division87,4207,285168142.03
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield CO86,3307,194166041.50
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy MA-NH85,5007,125164441.11

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.

AreaYearly IncomeMonthly WageWeekly PayHourly Rate
Northern Mountains Region of California100,5408,378193348.34
Southern Vermont97,4308,119187346.85
West Central Wisconsin85,8807,156165141.29
Southwest Maine83,2906,941160240.04
Southwestern Montana82,5806,882158839.70
East Central Pennsylvania80,3906,699154638.65
Northwest Minnesota79,5406,628152938.24
Capital/Northern New York76,7706,398147636.91
Western Montana76,3206,360146836.69
Southeast Minnesota73,8806,156142035.52