A big portion of take-home pay for Hearing Aid Specialists — a little under three-quarters, in fact — arrives through commissions. This profession's median overall income is approximately $40K. Female Hearing Aid Specialists are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (68 percent) are women. Job satisfaction for Hearing Aid Specialists is high. Although slightly less than a third lack health benefits of any kind, the greater part do enjoy medical insurance, and slightly less than one-half get dental coverage, too. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$25,760 - $70,287
(Median)
$26K
$46K
$70K
MEDIAN: $46,388
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50%
90%

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$11.14 - $27.18
(Median)
$11
$15
$27
MEDIAN: $14.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$25,760 - $70,287  
   
Bonus
$6,000  
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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$25,019 - $72,573  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 52
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.14 - $27.18  
   
Overtime
$25.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$6,000  
   
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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$25,019 - $72,573  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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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. The average beginner in this position makes around $35K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $51K. Hearing Aid Specialists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $52K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $60K on average.

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Experience Affects Hearing Aid Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 51%

Experienced
up arrow 31%

Mid-Career
up arrow 27%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
medical benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 31%
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