Hearing Aid Specialist Salary

For Hearing Aid Specialists, yearly average wages total $40K annually. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — two in five — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the larger part and dental plans are enjoyed by a little less than one-half. There are more female Hearing Aid Specialists who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 60 percent. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$21,331 - $70,732

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$9.84 - $33.35

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$21,331 - $70,732  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,000  
Commission
$0.00 - $69,043  
Total Pay (?
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$21,150 - $73,858  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 75
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$9.84 - $33.35  
   
Overtime
$25.87 - $49.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,000  
   
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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$21,150 - $73,858  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 37
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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.


For many Hearing Aid Specialists, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $37K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $51K. On average, Hearing Aid Specialists make $54K following one to two decades on the job. Hearing Aid Specialists who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $60K.

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Experience Affects Hearing Aid Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 61% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 39%
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