Hearing Aid Specialist Salary

The median total income of Hearing Aid Specialists is around $44K, and for the average worker in this area, a good chunk of that (close to one-third, in fact) comes from commissions. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Female Hearing Aid Specialists survey participants are more prevalent than men — 66 percent of professionals. Health benefits are not claimed by all — about two-fifths lack any form of coverage — but the greater part have medical insurance, and a little less than one-half have dental, too. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$24,416 - $69,733
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$24K
$44K
$70K
MEDIAN: $43,744
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$10.05 - $32.88
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$33
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$24,416 - $69,733  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,426  
Commission
$0.00 - $69,043  
Total Pay (?
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$23,161 - $73,945  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 75
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.05 - $32.88  
   
Overtime
$37.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,426  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $69,043  
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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$23,161 - $73,945  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 43
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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Hearing Aid Specialist

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


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $35K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $54K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $60K. Hearing Aid Specialists who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $39K.

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Experience Affects Hearing Aid Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 38%

Mid-Career
up arrow 24%

National Average
$44,000

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
medical benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 39%
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