Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

29-1181 Audiologists

Assess and treat persons with hearing and related disorders. May fit hearing aids and provide auditory training. May perform research related to hearing problems.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
12,060 4.5 % $35.04 $72,890 2.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $21.07 $27.08 $33.52 $40.88 $48.62
Annual Wage (2) $43,820 $56,330 $69,720 $85,040 $101,130


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 3,310 0.14 $34.32 $71,380
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 2,580 0.36 $36.03 $74,940
Health and Personal Care Stores 2,230 0.22 $31.38 $65,270
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,260 0.02 $35.81 $74,480
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,230 0.01 $32.35 $67,280

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 2,580 0.36 $36.03 $74,940
Health and Personal Care Stores 2,230 0.22 $31.38 $65,270
Offices of Physicians 3,310 0.14 $34.32 $71,380
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 240 0.11 $37.89 $78,820
Educational Support Services 160 0.11 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 260 0.04 $39.41 $81,960
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 40 0.01 $38.91 $80,930
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 240 0.11 $37.89 $78,820
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 70 0.02 $37.55 $78,100
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 2,580 0.36 $36.03 $74,940


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,560 0.11 1.18 $36.36 $75,640
Texas 900 0.09 0.92 $33.05 $68,750
New York 700 0.08 0.89 $47.09 $97,950
Illinois 600 0.11 1.14 $37.09 $77,150
Florida 550 0.08 0.81 $34.50 $71,760




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Mexico 210 0.27 2.92 $38.45 $79,980
Wyoming 70 0.24 2.63 $32.68 $67,970
Colorado 460 0.21 2.23 $40.53 $84,310
West Virginia 110 0.15 1.66 $28.88 $60,060
Montana 60 0.14 1.49 $32.34 $67,260




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 700 0.08 0.89 $47.09 $97,950
Hawaii (8) (8) (8) $46.50 $96,720
Washington 300 0.11 1.18 $45.21 $94,040
Kentucky 90 0.05 0.56 $42.55 $88,490
Delaware 60 0.14 1.54 $42.37 $88,120





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 610 0.16 1.71 $37.04 $77,040
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 430 0.12 1.27 $38.77 $80,650
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 290 0.23 2.51 $39.99 $83,180
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 290 0.20 2.19 $34.19 $71,120
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 230 0.04 0.48 (8) (8)
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 220 0.17 1.85 $30.06 $62,520
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 200 0.08 0.81 $36.97 $76,900
St. Louis, MO-IL 180 0.14 1.55 $31.01 $64,500
Baltimore-Towson, MD 180 0.14 1.52 $30.60 $63,650
Albuquerque, NM 140 0.40 4.28 $34.19 $71,120




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 50 0.74 7.99 $35.59 $74,030
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 60 0.44 4.77 $30.81 $64,090
Albuquerque, NM 140 0.40 4.28 $34.19 $71,120
Lubbock, TX 50 0.38 4.06 $30.04 $62,490
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 50 0.31 3.36 $41.83 $87,010
Rochester, MN 30 0.30 3.29 $39.65 $82,460
Colorado Springs, CO 70 0.28 2.99 $38.00 $79,040
Greensboro-High Point, NC 80 0.23 2.47 $31.59 $65,700
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 290 0.23 2.51 $39.99 $83,180
York-Hanover, PA 40 0.22 2.42 $32.36 $67,310




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 140 0.10 1.08 $47.63 $99,070
Honolulu, HI (8) (8) (8) $46.67 $97,080
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 40 0.05 0.58 $43.63 $90,760
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 40 0.12 1.27 $43.12 $89,680
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 140 0.06 0.65 $42.22 $87,820
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 50 0.31 3.36 $41.83 $87,010
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $41.69 $86,720
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 30 0.06 0.63 $41.04 $85,360
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 0.56 $40.24 $83,690
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 290 0.23 2.51 $39.99 $83,180

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.12 1.32 $24.71 $51,400

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.12 1.32 $24.71 $51,400

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $51.15 $106,390
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $32.07 $66,710
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $26.46 $55,040
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.12 1.32 $24.71 $51,400


About May 2012 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013