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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
13,590 4.4 % $40.34 $83,900 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $25.97 $31.74 $37.31 $46.45 $58.05
Annual Wage (2) $54,010 $66,030 $77,600 $96,610 $120,750


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 3,740 0.14 $37.63 $78,270
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 3,340 0.35 $43.58 $90,650
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,940 0.03 $40.41 $84,060
Health and Personal Care Stores 1,810 0.17 $39.63 $82,420
Elementary and Secondary Schools 880 0.01 $41.65 $86,620

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 3,340 0.35 $43.58 $90,650
Health and Personal Care Stores 1,810 0.17 $39.63 $82,420
Offices of Physicians 3,740 0.14 $37.63 $78,270
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 240 0.08 $33.09 $68,830
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 180 0.07 $42.03 $87,430

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 450 0.05 $44.36 $92,260
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 3,340 0.35 $43.58 $90,650
Employment Services 40 (7) $43.37 $90,210
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 130 0.03 $42.31 $88,000
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 180 0.07 $42.03 $87,430


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 950 0.05 0.59 $48.82 $101,540
Florida 830 0.09 1.02 $33.50 $69,670
New York 720 0.08 0.82 $41.11 $85,500
Texas 610 0.05 0.53 $40.72 $84,690
Illinois 600 0.10 1.08 $37.50 $78,000




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)
Delaware 90 0.19 2.03 $45.33 $94,290
West Virginia 130 0.18 1.95 $36.22 $75,350
Arkansas 200 0.16 1.77 (8) (8)
Hawaii 100 0.15 1.62 (8) (8)
District of Columbia 110 0.15 1.60 $46.35 $96,400




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Dakota (8) (8) (8) $57.58 $119,780
California 950 0.05 0.59 $48.82 $101,540
District of Columbia 110 0.15 1.60 $46.35 $96,400
Oklahoma 110 0.07 0.71 $45.62 $94,900
Delaware 90 0.19 2.03 $45.33 $94,290





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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 680 0.07 0.76 $43.23 $89,920
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 390 0.08 0.90 $39.49 $82,130
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 300 0.10 1.11 $39.70 $82,570
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 290 0.09 0.99 $44.28 $92,110
St. Louis, MO-IL 280 0.21 2.25 $35.28 $73,380
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 270 0.13 1.45 $46.36 $96,430
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 270 0.10 1.04 $42.62 $88,640
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 220 0.07 0.79 $41.59 $86,510
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 220 0.03 0.38 $57.06 $118,680
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 210 0.08 0.87 $37.40 $77,790




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)
Lynchburg, VA 70 0.70 7.57 $35.50 $73,840
Boulder, CO 90 0.48 5.24 $41.95 $87,250
Dayton, OH 110 0.30 3.19 $33.17 $68,990
Raleigh, NC 160 0.25 2.70 $33.50 $69,670
Salem, OR 40 0.24 2.63 $36.45 $75,820
Springfield, MO 50 0.22 2.37 $33.18 $69,020
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 90 0.22 2.39 $45.23 $94,070
St. Louis, MO-IL 280 0.21 2.25 $35.28 $73,380
Urban Honolulu, HI 90 0.20 2.17 (8) (8)
Rochester, NY 90 0.17 1.81 $37.59 $78,190




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)
Reno, NV (8) (8) (8) $70.65 $146,950
Fresno, CA (8) (8) (8) $63.11 $131,270
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 60 0.16 1.71 $57.91 $120,440
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 220 0.03 0.38 $57.06 $118,680
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA (8) (8) (8) $53.76 $111,810
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 60 0.04 0.46 $51.59 $107,310
Tulsa, OK (8) (8) (8) $50.00 $104,010
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 140 0.06 0.61 $49.31 $102,560
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA (8) (8) (8) $47.47 $98,750
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC (8) (8) (8) $47.06 $97,880

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)
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 170 1.33 14.40 $33.97 $70,660
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 1.74 $28.60 $59,480

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)
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 170 1.33 14.40 $33.97 $70,660
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 1.74 $28.60 $59,480

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)
Northeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $34.79 $72,360
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 170 1.33 14.40 $33.97 $70,660
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $33.65 $69,990
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) (8) (8) (8) $31.46 $65,440
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 1.74 $28.60 $59,480


About May 2019 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2020