The average annual salary of a sonographer is $68,390, as of May 2014 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. In the largest employment setting, general medical and surgical hospitals, the average is $68,860 per year.
In another top employment setting, physicians' offices, sonographers earn an average annual salary of $67,510. Medical and diagnostic laboratories pay an average of $66,240 per year, and outpatient care centers offer average annual pay of $72,930. Average pay varies by state, with California having the top salary at $89,870 per year. Oregon is next-highest, at $85,970 per year.
Other top state or territory averages were the District of Columbia at $85,140, Alaska at $82,740 and Washington at $82,550.