Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
12,020 4.5 % $38.48 $80,040 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $24.67 $29.99 $36.50 $45.00 $53.44
Annual Wage (2) $51,300 $62,370 $75,920 $93,590 $111,150


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 3,630 0.14 $36.01 $74,890
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 3,070 0.35 $38.74 $80,590
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,660 0.03 $39.71 $82,590
Health and Personal Care Stores 1,260 0.12 $41.27 $85,830
Elementary and Secondary Schools 790 0.01 $37.87 $78,770

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 3,070 0.35 $38.74 $80,590
Offices of Physicians 3,630 0.14 $36.01 $74,890
Health and Personal Care Stores 1,260 0.12 $41.27 $85,830
Educational Support Services 130 0.07 $36.98 $76,910
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 170 0.06 $39.20 $81,530

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 430 0.05 $44.18 $91,900
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 180 0.06 $42.02 $87,410
Health and Personal Care Stores 1,260 0.12 $41.27 $85,830
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 260 0.01 $40.78 $84,830
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,660 0.03 $39.71 $82,590


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)
New York 980 0.11 1.26 $40.94 $85,150
California 960 0.06 0.69 $42.60 $88,600
Texas 800 0.07 0.79 $33.73 $70,160
Florida 700 0.08 0.99 $33.36 $69,390
Pennsylvania 600 0.10 1.23 $36.31 $75,530




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)
District of Columbia 120 0.16 1.93 $50.45 $104,940
Montana 70 0.15 1.76 $37.79 $78,590
Washington 440 0.14 1.62 $42.13 $87,620
West Virginia 90 0.13 1.56 $30.41 $63,250
North Dakota 50 0.12 1.42 $58.75 $122,190




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 50 0.12 1.42 $58.75 $122,190
District of Columbia 120 0.16 1.93 $50.45 $104,940
Illinois 380 0.06 0.75 $46.74 $97,230
Oregon 160 0.09 1.03 $43.37 $90,200
New Jersey 330 0.08 0.98 $42.79 $89,010



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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 0.82 $43.00 $89,450
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 310 0.19 2.21 $42.83 $89,090
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 250 0.19 2.29 $42.31 $88,000
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 230 0.09 1.07 $47.84 $99,510
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 180 0.05 0.59 $38.07 $79,190
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 160 0.11 1.32 $42.38 $88,150
St. Louis, MO-IL 140 0.10 1.20 $35.64 $74,130
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 140 0.12 1.41 $33.47 $69,620
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 130 0.21 2.48 $32.65 $67,920
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 130 0.11 1.26 $42.14 $87,640


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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)
York-Hanover, PA 50 0.30 3.62 $38.64 $80,370
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 40 0.26 3.06 $54.52 $113,410
Rochester, NY 120 0.23 2.77 $40.93 $85,130
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 130 0.21 2.48 $32.65 $67,920
Jackson, MS 50 0.20 2.41 $37.97 $78,980
Dayton, OH 70 0.20 2.37 $35.54 $73,910
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 310 0.19 2.21 $42.83 $89,090
Salem, OR 30 0.19 2.21 $38.84 $80,790
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 250 0.19 2.29 $42.31 $88,000
Tucson, AZ 70 0.18 2.16 $37.79 $78,610


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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)
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 30 0.08 0.97 $71.79 $149,330
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 40 0.26 3.06 $54.52 $113,410
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA (8) (8) (8) $50.52 $105,090
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 70 0.06 0.69 $50.22 $104,450
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 0.37 $49.85 $103,690
Greenville, NC (8) (8) (8) $48.97 $101,850
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $48.70 $101,290
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 230 0.09 1.07 $47.84 $99,510
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 50 0.13 1.54 $45.69 $95,040
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX (8) (8) (8) $45.16 $93,920

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)
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 50 0.50 5.97 $28.70 $59,700
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.56 6.63 $58.16 $120,980

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)
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.56 6.63 $58.16 $120,980
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 50 0.50 5.97 $28.70 $59,700

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)
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.56 6.63 $58.16 $120,980
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $38.78 $80,670
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $35.91 $74,690
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) (8) (8) (8) $29.80 $61,980
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 50 0.50 5.97 $28.70 $59,700


About May 2017 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:

May 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018