Otolaryngologist Salary

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Otolaryngologists in the United States, with median pay hovering around $269K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Otolaryngologists report high levels of job satisfaction. Most Otolaryngologists survey respondents are men (77 percent). Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$183,909 - $407,230
MEDIAN: $268,813

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$189,665 - $450,761  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 131
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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.


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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Pay by Experience Level for Otolaryngologist

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

Large paychecks, which sit comfortably in the six-figure range, are handed out almost immediately; professionals who have less than five years' experience report earning a median of $259K per year. Otolaryngologists bring in $294K after working for 10 to 20 years. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $296K.

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Experience Affects Otolaryngologist Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.


23 %
77 %

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: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 9%