Hearing Aid Specialist Salary

Commissions comprise a big part of overall income for Hearing Aid Specialists. The median take-home amount in this area is around $40K, and on average, a little under three-quarters of that final number comes from commissions. More than half of Hearing Aid Specialists (68 percent) survey participants are women. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under a third lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and more than two-fifths have dental, too. Hearing Aid Specialists largely appreciate their work and find this position highly satisfactory.

$25,308 - $70,636
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$47K
$71K
MEDIAN: $46,942
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$11.02 - $24.92
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$25,308 - $70,636  
   
Bonus
$2,500  
Commission
$29,479  
Total Pay (?
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$24,736 - $74,249  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 49
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.02 - $24.92  
   
Overtime
$24.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$2,500  
   
Commission
$29,479  
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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$24,736 - $74,249  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 25

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Job Description for Hearing Aid Specialist

Hearing aid specialists are also known as hearing instrument specialists or audiologists. Most of the time, hearing aid specialists work at hospitals or medical clinics. They may also have their own practice or partner with other hearing aid specialists.

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Hearing Aid Specialist Tasks

  • Perform an initial exam, evaluate medical records and physician's referral.
  • Keep records and documentation of evaluations and sales.
  • Explain options, warranties and usage of hearing aid and care.
  • Select and fit patient with hearing aid.
  • Assess and measure hearing loss of patient.

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Pay by Experience Level for Hearing Aid Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Hearing Aid Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Hearing Aid Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 41 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Hearing Aid Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 18 salaries. An experienced Hearing Aid Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 19 salaries. A Hearing Aid Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 8 salaries.

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Key Stats for Hearing Aid Specialist

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Hearing Aid Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
▲55%

Experienced
▲51%

Mid-Career
▲20%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
no benefits
None: 30%