Otolaryngologist Salary

Otolaryngologists in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $262K per year on average. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Otolaryngologists is high. Male Otolaryngologists are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$180,900 - $397,559
MEDIAN: $261,699

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$180,900 - $397,559  
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$188,361 - $423,671  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 107

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Job Description for Otolaryngologist

  • 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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Typical Otolaryngologists report a focused set of job skills. Surgery and Otolaryngology are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. 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.

Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $259K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $301K. Otolaryngologists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $293K. Otolaryngologists who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.

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Experience Affects Otolaryngologist Salaries

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Skills That Affect Otolaryngologist Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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


24 %
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
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10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 12%