Otolaryngologist Salary

On average, Otolaryngologists in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($265K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Most Otolaryngologists survey respondents are men (78 percent). For the most part, Otolaryngologists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$185,473 - $398,803
(Median)
$190K
$260K
$400K
MEDIAN: $264,978
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$190,576 - $428,326  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 114
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Job Description for Otolaryngologist

Most of the time, otolaryngologists work at hospitals or medical clinics. They may also have their own practice or partner with other otolaryngologists. They must be medical doctors, which means they must have graduated from medical school. They must be competent in treating patients that have diseases or disorders in their ears, noses, and/or throats. They must also be familiar with structures related to the head and neck.

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Otolaryngologist Tasks

  • Provide treatment plans for conditions as varied as hearing loss, allergies, cancer, and disorders of taste and smell.
  • Diagnose and rule out conditions, ordering laboratory tests if needed for confirmation.
  • Examine patients' ear, nose, throat, sinuses, larynx, and general head and neck areas.
  • Perform head and neck surgeries for a variety of conditions.

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Otolaryngologists typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Those who have experience with Medicine / Surgery, Surgery, and Otolaryngology can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Otolaryngology and Surgery.

Pay by Experience Level for Otolaryngologist

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 $256K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $301K. On average, Otolaryngologists make $299K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $298K.

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Experience Affects Otolaryngologist Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Late-Career
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National Average
$275,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Otolaryngologist Salaries

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 9%

National Average
$275,000

Surgery
up arrow 6%

Otolaryngology
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 12%
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