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Hearing Instrument Specialist Salary

Average Hearing Instrument Specialists in the United States make around $45K annually. Female Hearing Instrument Specialists are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (60 percent) are women. Health benefits are not claimed by all — approximately two in five lack any form of coverage — but more than half have medical insurance, and nearly one-third have dental, too. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$24,405 - $69,733
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$24K
$45K
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MEDIAN: $44,771
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$10.86 - $24.77
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary 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$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$24,405 - $69,733  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,002  
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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$25,260 - $79,036  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 175
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$10.86 - $24.77  
   
Overtime
$16.36 - $44.77  
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$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,002  
   
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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$25,260 - $79,036  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $39K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $52K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $50K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $52K.

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Experience Affects Hearing Instrument Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 57% dental benefits Dental: 32%
vision benefits Vision: 26% employee benefits None: 40%
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