Otolaryngologist Salary

Otolaryngologists enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($269K) annually in the United States. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Otolaryngologists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Otolaryngologists who answered the questionnnaire. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$183,909 - $407,230
(Median)
$180K
$270K
$410K
MEDIAN: $268,813
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$183,909 - $407,230  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $62,188  
Profit Sharing
$40,000  
Total Pay (?
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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.

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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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Survey takers who work as Otolaryngologists usually report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Medicine / Surgery, Surgery, and Otolaryngology can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Otolaryngology and Surgery.

Pay by Experience Level for Otolaryngologist

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


Even the relatively untried can take home bulky six-figure salaries; employees who have worked for fewer than five years report earning $259K on average. For Otolaryngologists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $294K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $296K.

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Experience Affects Otolaryngologist Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$281,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Otolaryngologist Salaries

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 7%

National Average
$281,000

Surgery
up arrow 6%

Otolaryngology
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

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