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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Audiologists
Industry profile for Audiologists
Geographic profile for Audiologists

National estimates for Audiologists: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Audiologists:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
13,300 4.9 % $ 42.90 $ 89,230 2.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for Audiologists:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 27.19 $ 33.15 $ 38.95 $ 49.14 $ 61.62
Annual Wage (2) $ 56,550 $ 68,940 $ 81,030 $ 102,220 $ 128,160


Industry profile for Audiologists: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Audiologists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 3,580 0.14 $ 42.52 $ 88,450
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 3,320 0.37 $ 44.80 $ 93,170
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,870 0.03 $ 41.86 $ 87,080
Health and Personal Care Stores 1,480 0.15 $ 41.01 $ 85,290
Elementary and Secondary Schools 850 0.01 $ 43.59 $ 90,670

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Audiologists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 3,320 0.37 $ 44.80 $ 93,170
Health and Personal Care Stores 1,480 0.15 $ 41.01 $ 85,290
Offices of Physicians 3,580 0.14 $ 42.52 $ 88,450
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 320 0.10 $ 33.80 $ 70,300
Educational Support Services 160 0.08 $ 35.65 $ 74,140

Top paying industries for Audiologists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 570 0.06 $ 51.20 $ 106,500
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 80 (7) $ 45.49 $ 94,620
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 3,320 0.37 $ 44.80 $ 93,170
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 160 0.04 $ 43.86 $ 91,230
Elementary and Secondary Schools 850 0.01 $ 43.59 $ 90,670


Geographic profile for Audiologists: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in Audiologists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,340 0.08 0.85 $ 55.55 $ 115,540
Ohio 960 0.19 1.94 $ 35.37 $ 73,580
Florida 800 0.09 0.99 $ 35.46 $ 73,760
New York 760 0.09 0.91 $ 41.14 $ 85,580
Texas 660 0.05 0.57 $ 43.70 $ 90,900




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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ohio 960 0.19 1.94 $ 35.37 $ 73,580
West Virginia 110 0.16 1.71 $ 42.23 $ 87,840
Hawaii 90 0.16 1.71 (8) (8)
Idaho 110 0.15 1.60 $ 36.53 $ 75,980
Tennessee 430 0.15 1.55 $ 42.44 $ 88,270




Top paying states for Audiologists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Dakota 30 0.08 0.79 $ 59.55 $ 123,870
California 1,340 0.08 0.85 $ 55.55 $ 115,540
Maryland (8) (8) (8) $ 50.06 $ 104,130
Oklahoma 80 0.05 0.52 $ 48.95 $ 101,810
District of Columbia 100 0.14 1.47 $ 46.95 $ 97,650





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Audiologists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 640 0.07 0.75 $ 42.98 $ 89,390
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 350 0.08 0.85 $ 39.88 $ 82,940
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 300 0.13 1.37 $ 56.90 $ 118,350
St. Louis, MO-IL 250 0.19 2.04 $ 36.64 $ 76,210
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 230 0.16 1.67 $ 36.66 $ 76,240
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 230 0.08 0.88 $ 38.58 $ 80,250
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 220 0.12 1.24 $ 44.36 $ 92,270
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 220 0.08 0.88 $ 43.94 $ 91,400
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 210 0.11 1.13 $ 50.44 $ 104,910
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 200 0.08 0.82 $ 40.10 $ 83,400




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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Topeka, KS 40 0.38 4.02 $ 35.76 $ 74,380
Boulder, CO 70 0.37 3.83 $ 42.63 $ 88,670
Charlottesville, VA 40 0.34 3.58 $ 34.88 $ 72,550
Lubbock, TX 50 0.33 3.47 $ 45.39 $ 94,420
York-Hanover, PA 50 0.28 2.96 (8) (8)
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 110 0.27 2.85 $ 46.36 $ 96,420
Gainesville, FL 40 0.26 2.70 $ 41.41 $ 86,120
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 170 0.24 2.51 $ 44.07 $ 91,660
Dayton, OH 80 0.24 2.48 $ 33.45 $ 69,570
Lancaster, PA 50 0.23 2.44 $ 44.54 $ 92,650




Top paying metropolitan areas for Audiologists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Reno, NV (8) (8) (8) $ 72.82 $ 151,460
Tulsa, OK (8) (8) (8) $ 61.83 $ 128,620
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 50 0.16 1.68 $ 61.16 $ 127,210
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 70 0.06 0.64 $ 57.48 $ 119,550
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 57.41 $ 119,420
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 300 0.13 1.37 $ 56.90 $ 118,350
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 55.04 $ 114,490
Eugene, OR (8) (8) (8) $ 52.33 $ 108,850
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 51.48 $ 107,070
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 210 0.11 1.13 $ 50.44 $ 104,910


About May 2020 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 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021