Diagnostic Sonographer Salary in Massachusetts - MA
In Massachusetts, ultrasound technicians are among some of the best paid in this profession in the entire country. In fact, the average diagnostic sonographer salary in Massachusetts is $78,460 per year, much higher than the national average of $63,640. In Massachusetts, ultrasound technicians earn about 8% more than their counterparts in other states, giving them much greater earning potential over the course of their careers.
In Massachusetts, about 59% of all ultrasound technicians are employed in hospitals. While hospitals and acute care centers remain the highest paying facilities for diagnostic sonographers in Massachusetts, there are also independent physicians’ offices and specialty clinics that require professionals who can operate and interpret ultrasound technology.
Between 2001 and 2005, 176,399 Massachusetts residents were diagnosed with some type of cancer. Prostate cancer was the number one cancer diagnosis for men, while breast cancer was the most commonly diagnosed for women. During this time frame, 67,638 cancer patients in Massachusetts died. Without any indications of a cure, the ongoing battle against cancer has placed significant emphasis on early detection and created an increasing need of diagnostic medical sonographers in Massachusetts.
Median diagnostic sonographer salaries in Massachusetts by city:
- Springfield: $70,380
- Boston: $79,620
- Worcester: $90,440
- Cambridge: $79,620
Salary figures courtesy of the Bureau of Labor Statistics