Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

29-2092 Hearing Aid Specialists

Select and fit hearing aids for customers. Administer and interpret tests of hearing. Assess hearing instrument efficacy. Take ear impressions and prepare, design, and modify ear molds. Excludes "Audiologists" (29-1181).


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)
5,170 8.3 % $23.03 $47,900 3.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.20 $14.96 $20.86 $30.32 $36.95
Annual Wage (2) $23,300 $31,120 $43,400 $63,060 $76,850


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)
Health and Personal Care Stores 2,160 0.21 $25.64 $53,330
Other General Merchandise Stores 850 0.05 $26.39 $54,900
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 770 0.10 $20.50 $42,640
Offices of Physicians 630 0.03 $13.78 $28,660
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 190 0.00 $17.01 $35,390

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Health and Personal Care Stores 2,160 0.21 $25.64 $53,330
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 770 0.10 $20.50 $42,640
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 170 0.06 $23.84 $49,580
Other General Merchandise Stores 850 0.05 $26.39 $54,900
Offices of Physicians 630 0.03 $13.78 $28,660

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other General Merchandise Stores 850 0.05 $26.39 $54,900
Health and Personal Care Stores 2,160 0.21 $25.64 $53,330
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 170 0.06 $23.84 $49,580
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 770 0.10 $20.50 $42,640
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 190 (7) $17.01 $35,390


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)
Texas 740 0.07 1.74 $20.04 $41,680
California 620 0.04 1.08 $26.35 $54,810
Washington 240 0.08 2.16 $24.36 $50,670
Arizona 230 0.09 2.40 $29.09 $60,500
Ohio 220 0.04 1.08 $18.81 $39,130




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 140 0.18 4.61 $17.44 $36,270
Kansas 150 0.11 2.94 $16.62 $34,570
Oregon 160 0.10 2.56 $27.24 $56,650
Arizona 230 0.09 2.40 $29.09 $60,500
Washington 240 0.08 2.16 $24.36 $50,670




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Montana (8) (8) (8) $35.69 $74,230
Hawaii (8) (8) (8) $33.15 $68,950
Pennsylvania (8) (8) (8) $32.96 $68,560
Minnesota 60 0.02 0.60 $32.80 $68,220
Tennessee (8) (8) (8) $32.41 $67,410





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)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 120 0.08 2.11 $22.21 $46,190
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.04 0.98 $25.19 $52,390
Tulsa, OK 50 0.12 3.13 $18.26 $37,980
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 50 0.06 1.43 $17.90 $37,230
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 50 0.06 1.48 $25.01 $52,030
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.01 0.28 $27.06 $56,280
Boise City-Nampa, ID 40 0.13 3.35 $19.39 $40,320
Tucson, AZ 30 0.10 2.51 $23.52 $48,930




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)
Boise City-Nampa, ID 40 0.13 3.35 $19.39 $40,320
Tulsa, OK 50 0.12 3.13 $18.26 $37,980
Tucson, AZ 30 0.10 2.51 $23.52 $48,930
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 120 0.08 2.11 $22.21 $46,190
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 50 0.06 1.48 $25.01 $52,030
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 50 0.06 1.43 $17.90 $37,230
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.04 0.98 $25.19 $52,390
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.01 0.28 $27.06 $56,280




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)
Honolulu, HI (8) (8) (8) $37.67 $78,350
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $31.97 $66,490
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ (8) (8) (8) $30.50 $63,450
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) $29.78 $61,950
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA (8) (8) (8) $29.06 $60,450
Corpus Christi, TX (8) (8) (8) $28.99 $60,290
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $28.75 $59,790
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA (8) (8) (8) $27.85 $57,940
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.01 0.28 $27.06 $56,280
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $26.25 $54,600

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)
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 6.96 (8) (8)

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)
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 6.96 (8) (8)


About May 2013 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014