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Otolaryngologist Salary

Otolaryngologists in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $264K per year on average. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Otolaryngologists who answered the questionnnaire. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Most Otolaryngologists report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$183,892 - $397,559
MEDIAN: $263,810

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$183,892 - $397,559  
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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).
$188,361 - $423,671  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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. 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.

Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $259K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $304K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $293K. Otolaryngologists who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $295K.

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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
5-9 years
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%