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Hearing Instrument Specialist Salary

Median pay for Hearing Instrument Specialists in the United States is around $43K annually. More than half of Hearing Instrument Specialists (63 percent) survey participants are women. While some workers in this profession — around two in five — do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and nearly one in three have dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Hearing Instrument Specialists is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
$24,311 - $69,917
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$24,311 - $69,917  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,611  
Commission
$50.00 - $39,037  
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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$25,221 - $77,494  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 162
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$10.89 - $24.33  
   
Overtime
$16.58 - $44.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,611  
   
Commission
$50.00 - $39,037  
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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$25,221 - $77,494  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | 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.


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $39K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $51K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $51K in this role. For some reason, Hearing Instrument Specialists with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $46K.

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Experience Affects Hearing Instrument Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
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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
5%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 57% dental benefits Dental: 32%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 40%