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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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 Hearing Aid Specialists
Industry profile for Hearing Aid Specialists
Geographic profile for Hearing Aid Specialists

National estimates for Hearing Aid Specialists:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Hearing Aid Specialists:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
10,790 6.0 % $ 28.83 $ 59,960 2.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for Hearing Aid Specialists:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 15.88 $ 18.81 $ 28.61 $ 36.50 $ 40.46
Annual Wage (2) $ 33,040 $ 39,130 $ 59,500 $ 75,910 $ 84,150


Industry profile for Hearing Aid Specialists:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Hearing Aid Specialists are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Hearing Aid Specialists, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Hearing Aid Specialists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Health and Personal Care Stores 3,440 0.34 $ 31.34 $ 65,190
General Merchandise Stores 2,680 0.09 $ 29.41 $ 61,180
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,140 0.12 $ 21.88 $ 45,520
Offices of Dentists 840 0.09 $ 40.54 $ 84,330
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 440 0.14 $ 23.99 $ 49,900

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Hearing Aid Specialists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Health and Personal Care Stores 3,440 0.34 $ 31.34 $ 65,190
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 440 0.14 $ 23.99 $ 49,900
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,140 0.12 $ 21.88 $ 45,520
General Merchandise Stores 2,680 0.09 $ 29.41 $ 61,180
Offices of Dentists 840 0.09 $ 40.54 $ 84,330

Top paying industries for Hearing Aid Specialists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Dentists 840 0.09 $ 40.54 $ 84,330
Health and Personal Care Stores 3,440 0.34 $ 31.34 $ 65,190
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $ 30.56 $ 63,560
General Merchandise Stores 2,680 0.09 $ 29.41 $ 61,180
Elementary and Secondary Schools 50 (7) $ 27.02 $ 56,200


Geographic profile for Hearing Aid Specialists:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Hearing Aid Specialists are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Hearing Aid Specialists, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of hearing aid specialists by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Hearing Aid Specialists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,100 0.07 0.87 $ 29.11 $ 60,560
Florida 840 0.10 1.27 $ 25.39 $ 52,810
Texas 670 0.05 0.72 $ 27.28 $ 56,740
Pennsylvania 530 0.10 1.24 $ 24.51 $ 50,980
Massachusetts 450 0.13 1.75 $ 24.96 $ 51,910


Map of location quotient of hearing aid specialists by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Hearing Aid Specialists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Utah 340 0.22 2.88 $ 21.94 $ 45,630
Alaska 60 0.20 2.57 $ 27.59 $ 57,390
Iowa 230 0.15 2.02 $ 31.52 $ 65,550
Massachusetts 450 0.13 1.75 $ 24.96 $ 51,910
Oregon 240 0.13 1.74 $ 28.17 $ 58,600


Map of annual mean wages of hearing aid specialists by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Hearing Aid Specialists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Carolina (8) (8) (8) $ 45.95 $ 95,580
Arkansas 50 0.04 0.57 $ 36.67 $ 76,280
Connecticut (8) (8) (8) $ 34.32 $ 71,390
Alabama (8) (8) (8) $ 33.77 $ 70,240
Iowa 230 0.15 2.02 $ 31.52 $ 65,550



Map of employment of hearing aid specialists by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Hearing Aid Specialists:

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 480 0.06 0.72 (8) (8)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 300 0.07 0.91 $ 28.94 $ 60,200
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 260 0.10 1.26 $ 31.83 $ 66,200
Salt Lake City, UT 250 0.34 4.44 $ 20.94 $ 43,560
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 240 0.10 1.30 $ 25.36 $ 52,750
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 180 0.08 1.07 $ 34.76 $ 72,300
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 180 0.09 1.24 $ 24.32 $ 50,590
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 180 0.10 1.29 $ 26.95 $ 56,060
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 170 0.06 0.74 $ 27.59 $ 57,390
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 160 0.05 0.60 $ 30.14 $ 62,700


Map of location quotient of hearing aid specialists by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Hearing Aid Specialists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Salt Lake City, UT 250 0.34 4.44 $ 20.94 $ 43,560
Anchorage, AK 40 0.25 3.20 $ 27.96 $ 58,150
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 70 0.23 2.94 $ 22.96 $ 47,760
Salem, OR 40 0.22 2.89 $ 26.24 $ 54,590
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 70 0.21 2.70 $ 31.84 $ 66,220
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 50 0.18 2.41 $ 30.27 $ 62,950
Raleigh, NC 120 0.18 2.38 $ 26.59 $ 55,300
Trenton, NJ 40 0.17 2.15 (8) (8)
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 60 0.16 2.09 (8) (8)
Provo-Orem, UT 40 0.15 1.90 $ 23.66 $ 49,210


Map of annual mean wages of hearing aid specialists by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Hearing Aid Specialists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT (8) (8) (8) $ 36.12 $ 75,130
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA (8) (8) (8) $ 35.18 $ 73,180
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 180 0.08 1.07 $ 34.76 $ 72,300
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 40 0.04 0.52 $ 34.39 $ 71,520
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 50 0.06 0.84 $ 32.43 $ 67,460
Madison, WI 40 0.11 1.38 $ 32.04 $ 66,650
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 70 0.21 2.70 $ 31.84 $ 66,220
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 260 0.10 1.26 $ 31.83 $ 66,200
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 100 0.09 1.22 $ 30.49 $ 63,410
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 50 0.18 2.41 $ 30.27 $ 62,950


About May 2021 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022