Hearing Aid Specialist Salary

A big portion of take-home pay for Hearing Aid Specialists — nearly one-third, in fact — arrives through commissions. This profession's median overall income is approximately $44K. The majority of Hearing Aid Specialists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — roughly two-fifths — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the larger part and dental plans are enjoyed by just under a half. The majority of Hearing Aid Specialists (66 percent) who took the survey are female. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$24,416 - $69,733
(Median)
$24K
$44K
$70K
MEDIAN: $43,744
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$10.05 - $32.88
(Median)
$10
$17
$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 (?
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: 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.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $35K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $54K. Hearing Aid Specialists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $60K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $39K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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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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