Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
13,300 4.5 % $39.52 $82,210 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $25.14 $30.48 $36.50 $45.62 $56.69
Annual Wage (2) $52,300 $63,400 $75,920 $94,900 $117,910


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 3,840 0.15 $36.25 $75,390
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 3,600 0.40 $40.89 $85,050
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,810 0.03 $40.37 $83,970
Health and Personal Care Stores 1,580 0.15 $41.34 $85,990
Elementary and Secondary Schools 780 0.01 $40.90 $85,080

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 3,600 0.40 $40.89 $85,050
Offices of Physicians 3,840 0.15 $36.25 $75,390
Health and Personal Care Stores 1,580 0.15 $41.34 $85,990
Educational Support Services 130 0.07 $38.26 $79,590
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 160 0.06 $40.06 $83,320

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 480 0.05 $46.12 $95,930
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 290 0.01 $41.41 $86,130
Health and Personal Care Stores 1,580 0.15 $41.34 $85,990
Elementary and Secondary Schools 780 0.01 $40.90 $85,080
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 3,600 0.40 $40.89 $85,050


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 1,010 0.11 1.17 $40.09 $83,390
California 990 0.06 0.64 $48.54 $100,960
Florida 820 0.10 1.04 $33.04 $68,730
Texas 770 0.06 0.70 $37.34 $77,680
Ohio 530 0.10 1.06 $35.23 $73,290




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)
West Virginia 120 0.18 1.92 (8) (8)
District of Columbia 130 0.18 1.91 $48.93 $101,760
Delaware 70 0.16 1.75 $44.98 $93,550
Tennessee 450 0.15 1.66 $34.51 $71,780
Virginia 510 0.13 1.45 $38.40 $79,880




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 0.11 1.20 $59.18 $123,100
District of Columbia 130 0.18 1.91 $48.93 $101,760
California 990 0.06 0.64 $48.54 $100,960
Oregon 180 0.10 1.04 $45.09 $93,790
Delaware 70 0.16 1.75 $44.98 $93,550





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 870 0.09 1.00 $41.86 $87,060
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 370 0.06 0.66 $53.96 $112,240
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 370 0.13 1.45 $36.83 $76,600
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 310 0.07 0.74 $46.85 $97,450
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 300 0.10 1.04 $44.94 $93,480
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 220 0.08 0.85 $38.28 $79,620
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 220 0.09 0.93 $35.68 $74,210
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 220 0.11 1.21 $41.90 $87,150
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 200 0.07 0.72 $32.98 $68,600
St. Louis, MO-IL 190 0.14 1.54 $35.19 $73,190




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)
Rochester, NY 140 0.28 3.05 $39.67 $82,510
Duluth, MN-WI 40 0.28 3.02 $39.87 $82,930
Raleigh, NC 150 0.23 2.54 $32.02 $66,600
Salem, OR 40 0.22 2.39 $39.17 $81,480
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 140 0.18 1.96 $41.72 $86,780
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 40 0.18 1.92 $37.58 $78,170
Richmond, VA 110 0.17 1.80 $35.71 $74,270
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 160 0.17 1.82 $36.53 $75,990
Tucson, AZ 50 0.14 1.52 $39.09 $81,310
St. Louis, MO-IL 190 0.14 1.54 $35.19 $73,190




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)
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC (8) (8) (8) $69.10 $143,730
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 370 0.06 0.66 $53.96 $112,240
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA (8) (8) (8) $51.98 $108,110
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 70 0.06 0.60 $50.10 $104,200
Eugene, OR (8) (8) (8) $50.05 $104,100
Tulsa, OK (8) (8) (8) $49.93 $103,850
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 110 0.04 0.49 $47.98 $99,790
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 50 0.14 1.49 $47.57 $98,940
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 310 0.07 0.74 $46.85 $97,450
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 300 0.10 1.04 $44.94 $93,480

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 40 0.36 3.95 $29.32 $60,980
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.15 1.66 $27.91 $58,050

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)
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 40 0.36 3.95 $29.32 $60,980
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.15 1.66 $27.91 $58,050

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)
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $36.47 $75,850
Northeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $34.26 $71,270
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $32.86 $68,350
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $32.53 $67,670
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) (8) (8) (8) $29.71 $61,800


About May 2018 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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019