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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
8,210 6.6 % $26.62 $55,360 2.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.95 $18.58 $25.68 $31.14 $40.99
Annual Wage (2) $29,020 $38,640 $53,420 $64,780 $85,260


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 3,820 0.36 $29.20 $60,730
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,260 0.13 $25.58 $53,210
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 520 0.17 $20.03 $41,660
Offices of Physicians 420 0.02 $18.64 $38,780
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 280 0.01 $20.20 $42,020

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 3,820 0.36 $29.20 $60,730
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 520 0.17 $20.03 $41,660
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,260 0.13 $25.58 $53,210
Offices of Physicians 420 0.02 $18.64 $38,780
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 280 0.01 $20.20 $42,020

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $33.28 $69,230
Health and Personal Care Stores 3,820 0.36 $29.20 $60,730
Outpatient Care Centers 70 0.01 $28.26 $58,790
Elementary and Secondary Schools 70 (7) $26.60 $55,320
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,260 0.13 $25.58 $53,210


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 750 0.04 0.77 $27.29 $56,760
Texas 650 0.05 0.93 $26.45 $55,020
Virginia 400 0.10 1.86 $23.15 $48,140
Michigan 390 0.09 1.59 $28.15 $58,550
Illinois 300 0.05 0.90 $20.11 $41,830




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)
Hawaii 160 0.25 4.56 $38.50 $80,080
Virginia 400 0.10 1.86 $23.15 $48,140
Iowa 160 0.10 1.87 $24.90 $51,790
Missouri 260 0.09 1.62 $25.86 $53,780
Michigan 390 0.09 1.59 $28.15 $58,550




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 160 0.25 4.56 $38.50 $80,080
Wisconsin 200 0.07 1.24 $31.76 $66,050
Kansas (8) (8) (8) $31.63 $65,780
Florida (8) (8) (8) $30.66 $63,770
Indiana 230 0.08 1.36 $30.27 $62,960





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)
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 370 0.28 4.93 $37.24 $77,450
St. Louis, MO-IL 150 0.11 2.01 $28.47 $59,220
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 150 0.02 0.43 $25.92 $53,910
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 140 0.03 0.54 $24.84 $51,670
Rockford, IL 140 0.95 17.01 $12.31 $25,610
Urban Honolulu, HI 130 0.28 5.09 (8) (8)
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 120 0.04 0.76 $23.86 $49,630
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 100 0.04 0.68 $34.35 $71,440
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 90 0.08 1.35 $28.30 $58,860
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 80 0.03 0.56 (8) (8)




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)
Rockford, IL 140 0.95 17.01 $12.31 $25,610
Gainesville, FL 50 0.38 6.74 $31.05 $64,570
Worcester, MA-CT 80 0.28 5.01 $21.85 $45,440
Urban Honolulu, HI 130 0.28 5.09 (8) (8)
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 370 0.28 4.93 $37.24 $77,450
St. Louis, MO-IL 150 0.11 2.01 $28.47 $59,220
Tucson, AZ 30 0.09 1.59 $29.56 $61,480
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 90 0.08 1.35 $28.30 $58,860
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 40 0.04 0.65 $27.19 $56,550
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 40 0.04 0.72 $30.40 $63,230




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)
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL (8) (8) (8) $44.00 $91,510
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 370 0.28 4.93 $37.24 $77,450
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI (8) (8) (8) $36.44 $75,800
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 100 0.04 0.68 $34.35 $71,440
Tulsa, OK (8) (8) (8) $32.31 $67,210
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA (8) (8) (8) $31.76 $66,050
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN (8) (8) (8) $31.19 $64,880
Gainesville, FL 50 0.38 6.74 $31.05 $64,570
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 40 0.04 0.72 $30.40 $63,230
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL (8) (8) (8) $29.65 $61,660

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 Iowa nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 3.96 $18.17 $37,780

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 Iowa nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 3.96 $18.17 $37,780

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)
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $33.96 $70,640
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 3.96 $18.17 $37,780


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: July 6, 2020