Hearing Instrument Specialist Salary

Earnings for Hearing Instrument Specialists in the United States come in at around $45K annually on average. Nearly two in five of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the greater part report medical coverage and just under a third claim dental coverage as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,517 - $70,705
(Median)
$25K
$45K
$71K
MEDIAN: $45,317
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$10.79 - $24.77
(Median)
$11
$15
$25
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$24,517 - $70,705  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,727  
Commission
$9.79 - $31,094  
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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$25,222 - $79,211  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 182
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.79 - $24.77  
   
Overtime
$17.80 - $36.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,727  
   
Commission
$9.79 - $31,094  
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).
)
$25,222 - $79,211  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 81
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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.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $39K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $52K. Hearing Instrument Specialists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $51K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $52K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Hearing Instrument Specialist Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 57% dental benefits Dental: 31%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 40%
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