Otolaryngologist Salary

For Otolaryngologists, annual average wages total $281K per year. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Making up 75 percent of those who took the survey, male Otolaryngologists greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Most Otolaryngologists are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$181,567 - $414,528
$180K
$280K
$410K
MEDIAN: $281,303
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Salary
$181,567 - $414,528  
   
Bonus
$1,957 - $206,084  
Profit Sharing
$50,000  
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$191,561 - $451,236  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 91

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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

  • Examine patients' ear, nose, throat, sinuses, larynx, and general head and neck areas.
  • Perform head and neck surgeries for a variety of conditions.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Otolaryngologist

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


Even the relatively untested can earn a lot; individuals who have been working for fewer than five years report a median six-figure salary of $254K per year. After working for 10 to 20 years, Otolaryngologists make a median salary of $309K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $313K.

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Key Stats for Otolaryngologist

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Otolaryngologist Salaries

Mid-Career
▲10%

Late-Career
▲6%

Experienced
▲4%

National Average
$296,000

Entry-Level
▼14%

Skills That Affect Otolaryngologist Salaries

National Average
$296,000

Otolaryngology
▼14%

Surgery
▼14%

Medicine / Surgery
▼29%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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