Otolaryngologist Salary

Wages for Otolaryngologists in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($265K) per year. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a majority earn dental coverage. Most Otolaryngologists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Male Otolaryngologists are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field.

$183,669 - $398,803

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$183,669 - $398,803  
   
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$190,576 - $438,284  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 114
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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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Otolaryngologists who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional 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.


New workers enjoy hefty six-figure paychecks when they take on this position — $257K per year is the median for people who claim less than five years' experience. Otolaryngologists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $299K. 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
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Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
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National Average
$277,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Otolaryngologist Salaries

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 8%

National Average
$277,000

Surgery
up arrow 7%

Otolaryngology
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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
26%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 12%
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