Clinical Audiologist Salary
The average pay for a Clinical Audiologist is $69,604 per year.
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Job Description for Clinical Audiologist
Clinical audiologists are responsible for administering hearing tests. Some travel may be required for the job, as testing is often performed at places such as schools and offices. These audiologists carry out hearing and balance tests for patients, as well as periodic hearing testing for those who have or have not been previously diagnosed with hearing problems; after testing, they make diagnoses based on their results. The patient may pass the test and not need further testing until later; or, if a hearing problem is detected, further testing, follow-up with a physician, or hearing therapy may be recommended. Audiologists may also dispense hearing devices, such as hearing aids, and evaluate patients to administer the most suitable hearing devices. Some audiologists may also have office management duties.Read More...
Strong computer skills are generally required for administrative work, administering tests, and fitting devices, among other tasks. Current licensing as an audiologist and a master’s degree in a relevant field are also required, and some employers may require a doctoral degree and/or significant prior work experience. Those in this position must also be able to explain procedures and diagnoses to patients of a wide array of ages and abilities; most of their time is spent with a patient present, so patience and strong communication skills are highly beneficial.
Clinical Audiologist Tasks
- Evaluate hearing and speech/language disorders to determine diagnoses and courses of treatment.
- Document the initial evaluation, treatment, progress and discharge of patients.
- Counsel and instruct patients in techniques to improve hearing or speech impairment, including sign language or lip-reading.
- Fit and dispense assistive devices, such as hearing aids.
- Plan, conduct and monitor treatment programs, recommend assistive devices according to patients' nature of impairment.
Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Audiologist
Pay by Experience for a Clinical Audiologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Clinical Audiologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 13 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Clinical Audiologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 10 salaries. An experienced Clinical Audiologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 6 salaries. A Clinical Audiologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $89,000 based on 12 salaries.
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