Otolaryngologist Salary

On average, Otolaryngologists in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($269K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Most Otolaryngologists survey respondents are men (79 percent). Work is enjoyable for Otolaryngologists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$186,948 - $402,332

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$193,695 - $450,761  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 121
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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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Otolaryngologists note just a narrow range of job skills. Those who have experience with Medicine / Surgery, Surgery, and Otolaryngology can expect to be compensated well for these skills. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Otolaryngology and Surgery.

Pay by Experience Level for Otolaryngologist

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

The average inexperienced employee pulls down a cushy six-figure sum; the median salary for people claiming fewer than five years of experience is $259K. Otolaryngologists bring in $299K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $298K on average.

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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 14 votes.


21 %
79 %

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: 87% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 12%