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Sonography Schools In Washington State

Washington State has 5 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 Washington State, which includes sonography training at the following levels:


  1. Bellevue College

    3000 Landerholm Cir SE, Bellevue, Washington 98007-6484

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  2. Columbia Basin College

    2600 N 20th Ave, Pasco, Washington 99301

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  3. Seattle University

    900 Broadway, Seattle, Washington 98122-4340

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  4. Spokane Community College

    1810 North Greene Street, Spokane, Washington 99217-5399

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  5. Tacoma Community College

    6501 S 19th St, Tacoma, Washington 98466-6100

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Professional Trends

Washington State Vs. National Sonography Employment

Washington State 1,190
National 53,010

Of all of the sonographers that work in the US, approximately 2% work in Washington State state.

Employment Growth for Sonographers In Washington State

1,060 1,120 1,060 1,210 1,190
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Washington State, the field of sonography is growing. In 2010 there were 130 more sonographers working in Washington State than there were in 2006. This represents a 12% growth in the field. This growth is slower than the change in the number of sonographers around the country. Nationally, the number of sonographers has grown by 20% from 2006 to 2010.

Sonography VS. All Professions salaries in Washington State

$67,660 $71,300 $75,320 $76,980 $77,190
$48,545 $50,054 $51,159 $52,682 $54,489
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 Washington State. The mean salary for sonographers in 2006 was $67,660 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $77,190 per year.

Salary percentiles for Sonographers in Washington State

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Thus, sonographers' salaries grew by 12% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 53% 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 Washington State.

Average Salaries for Sonographers and related professions in Washington State

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Sonographers in Washington State earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Sonography programs available for each degree type for all schools in Washington State


The number of students graduating from the 5 accredited sonography schools in Washington State is increasing. In 2006, 52 students graduated from sonography courses in Washington State. And in 2010, 66 students graduated.

This represents a 27% increase in the number of sonography degree or certificate school graduates in Washington State state. A majority of these graduates, or 80%, graduated with a associate's degree in sonography.

Sonography Faculty Salaries in Washington State

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