Hearing Instrument Specialist Salary

Pay for Hearing Instrument Specialists in the United States sits in the ballpark of $44K per year. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, about two in five are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the larger part and dental insurance is reported by just under a third. The majority of Hearing Instrument Specialists (62 percent) who took the survey are women. Most Hearing Instrument Specialists like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,309 - $69,197
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$24K
$44K
$69K
MEDIAN: $44,064
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$10.89 - $24.74
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$24,309 - $69,197  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,456  
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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$25,184 - $76,639  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 168
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$10.89 - $24.74  
   
Overtime
$16.47 - $44.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,456  
   
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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$25,184 - $76,639  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $38K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $51K. Hearing Instrument Specialists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $50K. Hearing Instrument Specialists who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.

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Experience Affects Hearing Instrument Specialist Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
$44,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

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: 56% dental benefits Dental: 31%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 41%