Otolaryngologist Salary

Generous salaries abound for Otolaryngologists in the United States, with average pay above six figures ($264K) per year. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Male Otolaryngologists are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$185,262 - $395,159
(Median)
$190K
$260K
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MEDIAN: $263,810
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$190,294 - $414,170  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 113
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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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Professional skills reported by Otolaryngologists are few in number. 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.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $256K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $301K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $297K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $298K on average.

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Experience Affects Otolaryngologist Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$274,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Otolaryngologist Salaries

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 9%

National Average
$274,000

Surgery
up arrow 6%

Otolaryngology
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 12%
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