Hearing Instrument Specialist Salary

For Hearing Instrument Specialists, annual average wages total $49K per year. While the particular city and the individual firm impact pay for this group, career length is the most influential factor. Health benefits are not claimed by all — slightly less than a third lack any form of coverage — but the larger part have medical insurance, and over one-half have dental, too. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Hearing Instrument Specialists making up 76 percent. Job satisfaction for Hearing Instrument Specialists is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,119 - $68,938
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$69K
MEDIAN: $49,713
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$12.69 - $28.81
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$0$77K
Salary $30,119 - $68,938
Bonus $202.73 - $19,727
Commission $3,041 - $69,043
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$30,358 - $77,518
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 77
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $12.69 - $28.81
Overtime $30.70
Annual Data $0$77K
Bonus $202.73 - $19,727
Commission $3,041 - $69,043
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$30,358 - $77,518
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 33

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Job Description for Hearing Instrument Specialist

A hearing instrument specialist is responsible for assisting people who suffer from varying degrees of hearing loss. They must provide quality care for patients, including during hearing screenings and fittings for hearing aids and other devices. In addition to ensuring patients' satisfaction, there is often a sales element involved, as the hearing instrument specialist is frequently required to sell hearing devices.

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Hearing Instrument Specialist Tasks

  • Perform an initial exam, evaluate medical records and physician's referral.
  • Keep records and documentation of evaluations and sales.
  • Explain options, warranties and usage of hearing aid and care.
  • Select and fit patient with hearing aid.
  • Assess and measure hearing loss of patient.

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Pay by Experience Level for Hearing Instrument Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Hearing Instrument Specialist has a negative trend. An entry-level Hearing Instrument Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 67 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Hearing Instrument Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 47 salaries. An experienced Hearing Instrument Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 29 salaries. A Hearing Instrument Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 5 salaries.

Hearing Instrument Specialist Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Hearing Instrument Specialist?

Hearing Instrument Specialist in Las Vegas:
"When you're good, make sure you tell EVERYBODY!!!"
Nothing in particular. Everything I learned about the position was "On-the-job-Training"

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Key Stats for Hearing Instrument Specialist

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Hearing Instrument Specialist Salaries

Mid-Career
▲23%

Experienced
▲7%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
▼3%

Late-Career
▼12%

Skills That Affect Hearing Instrument Specialist Salaries

Customer Service
▲44%

▲2%

National Average
$51,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 34%
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