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Audiologist Salary (United States)

An Audiologist earns an average salary of $63,098 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. The highest paying skills associated with this job are vestibular and Cochlear Implants.
Audiologist Salary (?
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$48,029 - $85,060
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $63,097
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Audiologist Salary (?
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$24.57 - $49.56
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MEDIAN: $32.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$48,029 - $85,060  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,716  
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $11,745  
Commission
$0.00 - $30,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$49,015 - $92,473  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 548
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$24.57 - $49.56  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $50.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,716  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $30,000  
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $11,745  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$49,015 - $92,473  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 180
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Job Description for Audiologist

The audiologist performs daily duties related to the evaluation of speech/language disorders as they relate to hearing. A doctorate degree in Audiology is required to become licensed, along with state and national board licensing through ASHA (American Speech and Hearing Association). Full-time Audiologists typically work 40-50 hours per week, while others choose to work less in part-time positions. The work is not physical and Audiologists always work indoors. Audiologists can work in a wide range of settings and very typically can be found working alongside medical personnel or related professionals, such as speech-language pathologists. Some settings include, but are not limited to: hospitals, schools (public and private), private practices and rehabilitation centers, to name a few. The audiologist will work to determine the diagnosis of such patients, followed by deciding upon a course of action. Day to day duties for an audiologist include the administration of hearing or speech and language evaluations, tests and examinations to patients. Besides the planning and implementation of different types of treatment plans, the audiologist must also work to monitor these treatment plans in order to ensure patient that the patient receives the highest standard of care. The audiologist typically make recommendations about what types of assistive devices are available, depending on the patient's type of impairment. The most common type of assistive devices which audiologists work with are hearing aids. One of the more common job duties of an audiologist will be the fitting and dispensing of hearing aids and other related assistive devices. Audiologist are also responsible for teaching patients key techniques and strategies which can improve hearing or speech impairments. A few examples of these techniques include sign language or lip-reading. Documentation of patient history is another key part of what an Audiologist does. Documentation must be created for all stages of patient interaction. This includes keeping track of patient history during evaluation, treatment, progress, and discharge.
Audiologist Tasks
  • Fit and dispense assistive devices, such as hearing aids.
  • Plan, conduct and monitor treatment programs, recommend assistive devices according to patients' nature of impairment.
  • Administer hearing or speech and language evaluations, tests and examinations to patients.
  • Evaluate hearing and speech/language disorders to determine diagnoses and courses of treatment.
  • Document the initial evaluation, treatment, progress and discharge of patients.

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Pay by Experience Level for Audiologist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Los Angeles
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New York
up arrow 22%
San Diego
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Seattle
up arrow 9%
Raleigh
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Atlanta
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Chicago
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Washington
0%
National Average
$67,000
San Antonio
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Philadelphia
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Houston
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Denver
up arrow 6%
Baltimore
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Dallas
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Cleveland
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Experience Affects Audiologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 7%
Mid-Career
0%
National Average
$67,000

Skills That Affect Audiologist Salaries

vestibular
up arrow 15%
Cochlear Implants
up arrow 11%
Hearing Aids
up arrow 5%
Hearing Aid Dispensing
up arrow 4%
Geriatrics
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Pediatrics
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National Average
$67,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 109 votes.

Gender

Female
82%
female alumni
 
Male
18%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 28%