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Sonography Schools In Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvania, there are 11 accredited schools where sonography classes faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the sonography academic community in Pennsylvania, and the future trends in sonography training at the following levels:


  1. Community College of Allegheny County

    800 Allegheny Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15233-1895

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  2. Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg

    1 HACC Dr., Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17110-2999

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  3. Great Lakes Institute of Technology

    5100 Peach Street, Erie, Pennsylvania 16509-2482

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  4. Lackawanna College

    501 Vine St, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18509-3206

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  5. Misericordia University

    301 Lake St, Dallas, Pennsylvania 18612-1098

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  6. Northampton County Area Community College

    3835 Green Pond Rd, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18020-7599

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  7. South Hills School of Business & Technology

    480 Waupelani Dr, State College, Pennsylvania 16801-4516

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  8. Thomas Jefferson University

    1020 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107

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  9. Sanford-Brown Institute in Pittsburgh on Seventh

    421 Seventh Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219-1907

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  10. Sanford-Brown Institute in Trevose

    3600 Horizon Blvd., Suite GL1, Trevose, Pennsylvania 19053

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  11. Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences

    850 Greenfield Road, Lancaster, PA 17601

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Professional Trends

Pennsylvania Vs. National Sonography Employment

Pennsylvania 2,180
National 53,010

Of all of the sonographers that work in the US, approximately 4% work in Pennsylvania state.

Employment Growth for Sonographers In Pennsylvania

2,290 2,240 2,110 2,170 2,180
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of sonographers is shrinking in Pennsylvania. 110 less sonographers were working in Pennsylvania in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of sonographers has shrunk by 5%. This decline is slower 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 Pennsylvania

$52,470 $54,170 $55,880 $58,300 $59,700
$44,448 $45,778 $47,594 $49,448 $50,581
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Sonography
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by sonographers is increasing in Pennsylvania. The mean salary for sonographers in 2006 was $52,470 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $59,700 per year.

Salary percentiles for Sonographers in Pennsylvania

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Thus, there was a 12% growth in sonographers' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of sonography, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid sonographers earning 96% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Pennsylvania state.

Average Salaries for Sonographers and related professions in Pennsylvania

Health Science
X Ray Technician

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

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 11 accredited sonography schools in Pennsylvania is increasing. In 2006 there were 207 sonography graduates from sonography courses in Pennsylvania and in 2010 there were 261 graduates.

Thus there was a 26% percent increase in the number of sonography school degree or certificate graduates in Pennsylvania. Most of these graduates, or 53%, earned a undergraduate certificate in sonography.

Sonography Faculty Salaries in Pennsylvania

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