Hearing Instrument Specialist Salary

For Hearing Instrument Specialists, yearly average wages total $45K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. There are more female Hearing Instrument Specialists who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 63 percent. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — roughly two-fifths lack coverage. On the flip side, the larger part have medical insurance and nearly one-third receive dental plans. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$24,617 - $71,042
(Median)
$25K
$45K
$71K
MEDIAN: $45,045
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$10.81 - $25.00
(Median)
$11
$15
$25
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$24,617 - $71,042  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,319  
Commission
$-0.49 - $29,730  
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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$25,120 - $76,516  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 179
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.81 - $25.00  
   
Overtime
$17.80 - $36.50  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,319  
   
Commission
$-0.49 - $29,730  
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).
)
$25,120 - $76,516  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 82
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Job Description for Hearing Instrument Specialist

A hearing instrument specialist is responsible for assisting people who suffer from varying degrees of hearing loss. They must provide quality care for patients, including during hearing screenings and fittings for hearing aids and other devices. In addition to ensuring patients' satisfaction, there is often a sales element involved, as the hearing instrument specialist is frequently required to sell hearing devices.

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Hearing Instrument 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 Instrument Specialist

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Hearing Instrument Specialists — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $39K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $51K. For Hearing Instrument Specialists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $52K. Hearing Instrument Specialists who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.

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Experience Affects Hearing Instrument Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

National Average
$44,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 58% dental benefits Dental: 32%
vision benefits Vision: 26% employee benefits None: 39%
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