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

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 Hearing Aid Specialists
Industry profile for Hearing Aid Specialists
Geographic profile for Hearing Aid Specialists

National estimates for Hearing Aid Specialists:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Hearing Aid Specialists:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
7,770 6.5 % $ 26.26 $ 54,630 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for Hearing Aid Specialists:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.40 $ 18.57 $ 25.30 $ 30.83 $ 39.02
Annual Wage (2) $ 29,960 $ 38,620 $ 52,630 $ 64,120 $ 81,170


Industry profile for Hearing Aid Specialists:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Hearing Aid Specialists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Health and Personal Care Stores 3,470 0.36 $ 28.34 $ 58,950
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,220 0.14 $ 25.30 $ 52,620
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 450 0.15 $ 19.37 $ 40,290
Offices of Physicians 440 0.02 $ 18.73 $ 38,950
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 340 0.01 $ 21.59 $ 44,900

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Hearing Aid Specialists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Health and Personal Care Stores 3,470 0.36 $ 28.34 $ 58,950
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 450 0.15 $ 19.37 $ 40,290
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,220 0.14 $ 25.30 $ 52,620
Offices of Physicians 440 0.02 $ 18.73 $ 38,950
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 340 0.01 $ 21.59 $ 44,900

Top paying industries for Hearing Aid Specialists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $ 32.69 $ 68,000
Health and Personal Care Stores 3,470 0.36 $ 28.34 $ 58,950
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,220 0.14 $ 25.30 $ 52,620
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 340 0.01 $ 21.59 $ 44,900
Elementary and Secondary Schools 40 (7) $ 20.92 $ 43,520


Geographic profile for Hearing Aid Specialists:

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





States with the highest employment level in Hearing Aid Specialists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 940 0.11 2.00 $ 30.46 $ 63,350
Texas 770 0.06 1.14 $ 25.94 $ 53,960
California 570 0.03 0.62 $ 27.46 $ 57,110
Virginia 390 0.11 1.91 $ 23.13 $ 48,110
Minnesota 340 0.12 2.23 $ 24.73 $ 51,440




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Hearing Aid Specialists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Montana 60 0.14 2.46 $ 22.08 $ 45,930
Minnesota 340 0.12 2.23 $ 24.73 $ 51,440
Florida 940 0.11 2.00 $ 30.46 $ 63,350
Virginia 390 0.11 1.91 $ 23.13 $ 48,110
Iowa 140 0.09 1.68 $ 25.64 $ 53,320




Top paying states for Hearing Aid Specialists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Carolina (8) (8) (8) $ 32.81 $ 68,250
Connecticut 40 0.02 0.42 $ 30.50 $ 63,440
Florida 940 0.11 2.00 $ 30.46 $ 63,350
Kentucky (8) (8) (8) $ 30.44 $ 63,310
Wisconsin 200 0.07 1.31 $ 30.12 $ 62,650





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Hearing Aid Specialists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 230 0.12 2.22 $ 24.89 $ 51,760
Austin-Round Rock, TX 200 0.19 3.46 $ 20.79 $ 43,240
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 200 0.04 0.80 $ 28.40 $ 59,080
St. Louis, MO-IL 150 0.12 2.12 $ 23.62 $ 49,130
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 140 0.14 2.57 $ 22.40 $ 46,580
Kansas City, MO-KS 130 0.13 2.28 $ 24.88 $ 51,750
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 120 0.12 2.06 $ 29.92 $ 62,230
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 110 0.04 0.71 $ 23.37 $ 48,610
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 100 0.04 0.70 $ 34.88 $ 72,550
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 90 0.06 1.07 $ 26.04 $ 54,160




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Hearing Aid Specialists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 50 0.30 5.45 $ 29.47 $ 61,300
Charlottesville, VA 30 0.28 5.05 $ 17.84 $ 37,100
Worcester, MA-CT 70 0.26 4.74 $ 22.67 $ 47,160
Austin-Round Rock, TX 200 0.19 3.46 $ 20.79 $ 43,240
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 140 0.14 2.57 $ 22.40 $ 46,580
Kansas City, MO-KS 130 0.13 2.28 $ 24.88 $ 51,750
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 230 0.12 2.22 $ 24.89 $ 51,760
St. Louis, MO-IL 150 0.12 2.12 $ 23.62 $ 49,130
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 120 0.12 2.06 $ 29.92 $ 62,230
Tucson, AZ 30 0.08 1.47 $ 29.98 $ 62,360




Top paying metropolitan areas for Hearing Aid Specialists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI (8) (8) (8) $ 36.55 $ 76,020
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 100 0.04 0.70 $ 34.88 $ 72,550
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN (8) (8) (8) $ 32.35 $ 67,290
Tucson, AZ 30 0.08 1.47 $ 29.98 $ 62,360
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 120 0.12 2.06 $ 29.92 $ 62,230
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 50 0.30 5.45 $ 29.47 $ 61,300
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 30 0.03 0.56 $ 28.95 $ 60,210
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX (8) (8) (8) $ 28.50 $ 59,290
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL (8) (8) (8) $ 28.42 $ 59,110
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 200 0.04 0.80 $ 28.40 $ 59,080


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