Diagnostic medical sonographers

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Total Workforce
88.5k
Average Age
41
Average Salary
$80,394
Average Male Salary
$120,312
Average Female Salary
$68,991

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 Hibbing & Cloquet Cities PUMA, MN but are relatively concentrated in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$80,394
AVERAGE SALARY
± $6,759

In 2018, Diagnostic medical sonographers earned an average of $80,394, $26,505 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Emergency management directors make somewhat more than Diagnostic medical sonographers while Locomotive engineers & operators 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

0.379
WAGE GINI

In 2018, Diagnostic medical sonographers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.379, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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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Industries by Share

88.5k
2018 Workforce
± 7,300

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  63.2%, followed by Offices of physicians with 14% and Other health care services with 9.1%.

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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 44.8 and of female Diagnostic medical sonographers is 39.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Diagnostic medical sonographers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

19.7k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,442
68.8k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 6,438

77.8% 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. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

76.3% of Diagnostic medical sonographers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 6.7% of Diagnostic medical sonographers, Black (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

44.8
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.26
39.9
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.12

The median age of Diagnostic medical sonographers is 41, and Male employees are generally 4.92 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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ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degree-majorss. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree-majors obtained.
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