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Otolaryngologist Salary

Salaries for Otolaryngologists in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($261K) per year. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Otolaryngologists who answered the questionnnaire. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over two-fifths. Job satisfaction for Otolaryngologists is high.
$122,059 - $390,044
MEDIAN: $255,448

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$122,059 - $390,044  
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$138,086 - $405,011  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 105
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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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Professional skills reported by Otolaryngologists are few in number. Surgery and Otolaryngology are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Otolaryngologist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average inexperienced employee pulls down a cushy six-figure sum; the median salary for people claiming fewer than five years of experience is $244K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $287K in this role. Otolaryngologists with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are no higher than those with 10 to 20 years on the job.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.


26 %
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 13%