Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
12,310 4.5 % $38.12 $79,290 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $24.28 $29.51 $36.53 $45.27 $54.59
Annual Wage (2) $50,490 $61,370 $75,980 $94,170 $113,540


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 3,500 0.14 $36.58 $76,080
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 3,420 0.41 $38.28 $79,620
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,600 0.03 $39.17 $81,480
Health and Personal Care Stores 1,310 0.12 $39.36 $81,870
Elementary and Secondary Schools 940 0.01 $36.89 $76,720

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 3,420 0.41 $38.28 $79,620
Offices of Physicians 3,500 0.14 $36.58 $76,080
Health and Personal Care Stores 1,310 0.12 $39.36 $81,870
Educational Support Services 120 0.07 $35.15 $73,110
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 170 0.06 $39.64 $82,450

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 370 0.04 $46.60 $96,940
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 50 0.01 $42.87 $89,170
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 170 0.06 $39.64 $82,450
Health and Personal Care Stores 1,310 0.12 $39.36 $81,870
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,600 0.03 $39.17 $81,480


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)
Texas 970 0.08 0.94 $38.04 $79,130
New York 920 0.10 1.16 $39.57 $82,300
California 880 0.05 0.63 $45.56 $94,760
Florida 670 0.08 0.93 $34.67 $72,110
Pennsylvania 580 0.10 1.15 $35.49 $73,820




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)
Montana 80 0.18 2.07 $36.54 $76,000
West Virginia 110 0.15 1.72 $30.52 $63,470
Washington 420 0.14 1.56 $41.29 $85,880
District of Columbia 100 0.14 1.63 $50.60 $105,250
Georgia 540 0.13 1.45 $36.54 $76,010




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Mexico (8) (8) (8) $53.92 $112,140
District of Columbia 100 0.14 1.63 $50.60 $105,250
California 880 0.05 0.63 $45.56 $94,760
North Dakota 50 0.11 1.21 $44.83 $93,240
Illinois 410 0.07 0.79 $44.15 $91,830





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 460 0.07 0.79 $43.50 $90,480
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 380 0.15 1.68 $35.54 $73,930
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 300 0.19 2.14 $41.92 $87,190
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 280 0.15 1.76 $37.90 $78,830
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 230 0.09 1.03 $48.11 $100,070
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 210 0.06 0.66 $36.27 $75,440
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 170 0.06 0.64 $30.68 $63,820
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 160 0.08 0.94 $35.26 $73,350
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 150 0.11 1.23 $42.53 $88,470
Columbus, OH 150 0.14 1.65 $33.12 $68,890




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)
Manhattan, KS 70 1.81 20.69 $21.50 $44,720
Iowa City, IA 30 0.38 4.28 $35.75 $74,360
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 40 0.28 3.17 $52.74 $109,700
Rochester, MN 30 0.27 3.11 $40.73 $84,720
Salem, OR 40 0.26 3.00 $34.40 $71,550
Rochester, NY 120 0.24 2.77 $40.31 $83,840
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 40 0.23 2.61 $44.08 $91,680
York-Hanover, PA 40 0.20 2.32 $38.76 $80,620
Winston-Salem, NC 50 0.20 2.29 $33.97 $70,660
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 40 0.20 2.24 $35.43 $73,690




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)
Albuquerque, NM (8) (8) (8) $62.43 $129,860
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 60 0.04 0.48 $53.81 $111,930
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 40 0.28 3.17 $52.74 $109,700
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 90 0.08 0.92 $52.12 $108,410
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $50.82 $105,710
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $49.81 $103,590
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 0.39 $49.24 $102,430
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 0.57 $48.77 $101,440
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 230 0.09 1.03 $48.11 $100,070
Greenville, NC (8) (8) (8) $47.69 $99,200


About May 2016 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 OES estimates and related information:

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Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017