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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Audiologists:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
13,240 4.2 % $ 41.37 $ 86,050 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for Audiologists:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 28.33 $ 34.32 $ 37.96 $ 47.76 $ 57.79
Annual Wage (2) $ 58,920 $ 71,390 $ 78,950 $ 99,340 $ 120,210


Industry profile for Audiologists:

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 4,000 0.15 $ 41.02 $ 85,320
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 3,190 0.33 $ 40.21 $ 83,650
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,680 0.03 $ 43.62 $ 90,720
Health and Personal Care Stores 1,470 0.15 $ 38.70 $ 80,500
Elementary and Secondary Schools 890 0.01 $ 42.82 $ 89,060

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 3,190 0.33 $ 40.21 $ 83,650
Health and Personal Care Stores 1,470 0.15 $ 38.70 $ 80,500
Offices of Physicians 4,000 0.15 $ 41.02 $ 85,320
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 200 0.08 $ 43.28 $ 90,020
Educational Support Services 150 0.07 $ 35.58 $ 74,000

Top paying industries for Audiologists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing (8) (8) $ 49.40 $ 102,760
Outpatient Care Centers 550 0.06 $ 49.26 $ 102,460
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,680 0.03 $ 43.62 $ 90,720
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 200 0.08 $ 43.28 $ 90,020
Elementary and Secondary Schools 890 0.01 $ 42.82 $ 89,060


Geographic profile for Audiologists:

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.



Map of employment of audiologists by state, May 2021


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 1,110 0.07 0.71 $ 51.41 $ 106,940
Florida 700 0.08 0.87 $ 40.07 $ 83,340
Ohio 690 0.13 1.41 $ 32.78 $ 68,180
Virginia 660 0.18 1.87 $ 38.98 $ 81,070
New York 630 0.07 0.78 $ 43.35 $ 90,170


Map of location quotient of audiologists by state, May 2021


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)
Montana 140 0.29 3.07 $ 38.27 $ 79,610
Connecticut 360 0.23 2.40 $ 38.88 $ 80,860
Idaho 140 0.19 1.97 $ 33.39 $ 69,460
West Virginia 120 0.18 1.92 $ 37.26 $ 77,490
Colorado 470 0.18 1.91 $ 44.79 $ 93,160


Map of annual mean wages of audiologists by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Audiologists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada (8) (8) (8) $ 52.74 $ 109,690
California 1,110 0.07 0.71 $ 51.41 $ 106,940
District of Columbia 110 0.17 1.80 $ 51.31 $ 106,720
North Dakota 30 0.09 0.94 $ 49.86 $ 103,700
Washington 370 0.11 1.22 $ 45.81 $ 95,280



Map of employment of audiologists by area, May 2021


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 610 0.07 0.74 $ 44.32 $ 92,180
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 510 0.09 0.95 $ 48.73 $ 101,370
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 360 0.12 1.29 $ 47.11 $ 97,980
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 340 0.13 1.41 $ 45.41 $ 94,450
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 340 0.08 0.85 $ 38.97 $ 81,060
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 320 0.15 1.62 $ 32.78 $ 68,180
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 270 0.18 1.96 $ 48.69 $ 101,280
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 260 0.14 1.44 $ 47.34 $ 98,460
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 240 0.33 3.53 $ 36.19 $ 75,280
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 210 0.08 0.85 $ 40.61 $ 84,470


Map of location quotient of audiologists by area, May 2021


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)
Rochester, MN 60 0.48 5.12 $ 40.51 $ 84,270
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 240 0.33 3.53 $ 36.19 $ 75,280
Flint, MI 40 0.32 3.43 $ 44.58 $ 92,730
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 170 0.31 3.29 $ 41.53 $ 86,370
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 100 0.30 3.17 (8) (8)
New Haven, CT 80 0.28 2.93 $ 35.73 $ 74,320
Sioux Falls, SD 40 0.27 2.87 $ 40.30 $ 83,830
Colorado Springs, CO 70 0.26 2.72 $ 40.55 $ 84,340
Ann Arbor, MI 50 0.25 2.68 $ 43.07 $ 89,580
Roanoke, VA 30 0.22 2.38 $ 39.25 $ 81,640


Map of annual mean wages of audiologists by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Audiologists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 100 0.10 1.02 $ 58.26 $ 121,170
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 70 0.07 0.79 $ 56.64 $ 117,810
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 180 0.08 0.87 $ 55.98 $ 116,450
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 30 0.02 0.24 $ 48.77 $ 101,440
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 510 0.09 0.95 $ 48.73 $ 101,370
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 270 0.18 1.96 $ 48.69 $ 101,280
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 70 0.05 0.50 $ 48.54 $ 100,960
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 130 0.13 1.41 $ 47.81 $ 99,440
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 260 0.14 1.44 $ 47.34 $ 98,460
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 100 0.03 0.28 $ 47.27 $ 98,320

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Audiologists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.17 1.82 $ 34.82 $ 72,420
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 30 0.11 1.18 $ 29.06 $ 60,440

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.17 1.82 $ 34.82 $ 72,420
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 30 0.11 1.18 $ 29.06 $ 60,440

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Audiologists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 45.37 $ 94,370
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.17 1.82 $ 34.82 $ 72,420
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 30 0.11 1.18 $ 29.06 $ 60,440


About May 2021 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.

(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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022