Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
7,380 6.6 % $27.42 $57,030 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.97 $19.07 $26.38 $33.72 $42.75
Annual Wage (2) $29,060 $39,670 $54,860 $70,140 $88,920


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 3,480 0.32 $29.63 $61,630
General Merchandise Stores 1,770 0.05 $26.05 $54,180
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 940 0.11 $23.66 $49,210
Offices of Physicians 310 0.01 $22.64 $47,090
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 210 0.07 $27.03 $56,210

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 3,480 0.32 $29.63 $61,630
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 940 0.11 $23.66 $49,210
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 210 0.07 $27.03 $56,210
General Merchandise Stores 1,770 0.05 $26.05 $54,180
Outpatient Care Centers 80 0.01 $29.20 $60,740

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Health and Personal Care Stores 3,480 0.32 $29.63 $61,630
Outpatient Care Centers 80 0.01 $29.20 $60,740
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 210 0.07 $27.03 $56,210
General Merchandise Stores 1,770 0.05 $26.05 $54,180
Elementary and Secondary Schools 70 (7) $25.73 $53,510


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 790 0.05 0.91 $28.29 $58,830
Florida 650 0.08 1.49 $27.44 $57,070
Texas 470 0.04 0.76 $26.97 $56,090
Michigan 410 0.10 1.87 $31.45 $65,420
Ohio 340 0.06 1.21 $27.29 $56,770




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 140 0.22 4.16 $38.41 $79,900
Alaska 50 0.14 2.80 $27.07 $56,300
Oregon 200 0.11 2.06 $24.37 $50,700
Michigan 410 0.10 1.87 $31.45 $65,420
Utah 130 0.09 1.72 $30.28 $62,990




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 140 0.22 4.16 $38.41 $79,900
Montana (8) (8) (8) $32.82 $68,260
Michigan 410 0.10 1.87 $31.45 $65,420
Georgia (8) (8) (8) $30.73 $63,920
Massachusetts 220 0.06 1.21 $30.36 $63,160



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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)
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 270 0.21 4.11 $29.22 $60,780
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 140 0.12 2.27 $24.30 $50,540
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 110 0.07 1.31 $22.81 $47,450
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 90 0.02 0.45 $26.91 $55,970
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 70 0.02 0.44 $21.40 $44,500
Tucson, AZ 60 0.17 3.35 $20.21 $42,040
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 60 0.02 0.46 $21.64 $45,020
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 60 0.04 0.84 $35.20 $73,210
Springfield, MA-CT 50 0.15 2.95 $23.67 $49,240
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 50 0.02 0.38 $26.36 $54,820


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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)
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 30 0.23 4.40 $28.43 $59,130
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 270 0.21 4.11 $29.22 $60,780
Tucson, AZ 60 0.17 3.35 $20.21 $42,040
Springfield, MA-CT 50 0.15 2.95 $23.67 $49,240
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 140 0.12 2.27 $24.30 $50,540
New Haven, CT 30 0.11 2.17 $19.14 $39,800
Boise City, ID 30 0.10 1.98 $22.32 $46,420
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 110 0.07 1.31 $22.81 $47,450
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 60 0.04 0.84 $35.20 $73,210
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 40 0.04 0.72 $24.48 $50,920


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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)
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $35.83 $74,530
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 60 0.04 0.84 $35.20 $73,210
Austin-Round Rock, TX (8) (8) (8) $31.73 $66,000
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $30.94 $64,350
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA (8) (8) (8) $30.74 $63,930
Columbus, OH (8) (8) (8) $29.25 $60,850
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 270 0.21 4.11 $29.22 $60,780
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $28.81 $59,920
Provo-Orem, UT (8) (8) (8) $28.53 $59,340
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 30 0.23 4.40 $28.43 $59,130


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.

(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 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