Hearing Instrument Specialist Salary

Median pay for Hearing Instrument Specialists in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $45K per year. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although about two-fifths lack health benefits of any kind, the greater part do enjoy medical insurance, and close to a third get dental coverage, too. Women make up the majority of Hearing Instrument Specialists (63 percent) who completed the questionnaire. For the most part, Hearing Instrument Specialists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,647 - $70,931

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$10.81 - $25.00

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$24,647 - $70,931  
   
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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$25,144 - $76,357  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 181
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 (?
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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).
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$25,144 - $76,357  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 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.


Hearing Instrument Specialists with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $39K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $52K. Hearing Instrument Specialists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $52K. Hearing Instrument Specialists with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are no higher than those with 10 to 20 years on the job.

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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
14%
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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