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Sonography Schools In Iowa

Iowa has 2 accredited sonography schools where sonography faculty who teach sonography classes can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of sonography and sonography training in Iowa, which includes sonography training at the following levels:


  1. Allen College

    1990 Heath St, Waterloo, Iowa 50703-1999

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Mercy College of Health Sciences

    928 Sixth Ave, Des Moines, Iowa 50309-1239

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Iowa Vs. National Sonography Employment

Iowa 660
National 53,010

Of all of the sonographers in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of Iowa.

Employment Growth for Sonographers In Iowa

490 480 480 460 660
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of sonographers is growing in Iowa. In Iowa, 170 more sonographers were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 35% growth in the field. This growth is faster than the national trend for sonographers which shows a 20% increase in the number of sonographers working around the nation.

Sonography VS. All Professions salaries in Iowa

$54,170 $55,460 $58,040 $57,640 $57,960
$40,051 $42,531 $43,384 $44,580 $45,125
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Sonography
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of sonographers is growing, the salaries paid to sonographers are increasing in Iowa. The mean salary for sonographers in 2006 was $54,170 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $57,960 per year.

Salary percentiles for Sonographers in Iowa

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90th percentile

Thus, sonographers' salaries grew by 7% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 63% pay differential between the highest paid sonographers and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of sonography in Iowa.

Average Salaries for Sonographers and related professions in Iowa

Health Science
X Ray Technician

In Iowa, sonographers earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Sonography programs available for each degree type for all schools in Iowa


The number of students graduating from the 2 accredited sonography schools in Iowa is decreasing. In Iowa, there were 14 graduates in 2006. And there were 13 graduates from sonography courses in 2010.

This represents a 7% decrease in the number of sonography degree or certificate school graduates in Iowa state. A majority of these graduates, or 50%, graduated with an associate's degree in sonography.

Sonography Faculty Salaries in Iowa

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